Road safety review: Georgia
Foundation Partnership for Road Safety
Accidents and Fatality Rates in
people per 10,000 vehicles during 2004-2012
Vehicles in Georgia
• From total car data, 45% 11-20 years old and 40% are
more than 20 years old;
• No obligatory vehicle inspection(since 2004) and
mandatory car Insurance;
• Increasing annual traffic growth at 8.7% in 2012
The road death rate of 13.4 per 100,000 population
(2012) is at least 4 times higher than that of global
leaders and amongst the worst in the World Bank
Europe and Central Asia Region
Road traffic injury is one of the top 10 causes of
death - 605 deaths in 2012
The socio-economic cost of road crashes is
estimated to be between 1%-1.5% of GDP.
Fatality Rates in Select ECA Countries,
Road Crash Data Analyses
• In 2012, the number of deaths and injuries was increased especially in regions.
Projects and Activities
In 2009, PfRS launched a “Georgia Alliance for Safe
Roads” project, with support of USAID, BP, Ministry of
Education and Science, Embassy of U.S. in Georgia, FIA
Project is supported by the First Lady of Georgia Mrs.
Sandra Elizabeth Roelofs.
Sub-projects: Seat Belt Promotion and 2.Youth Road
Youth Road Safety Education
In 2008-2009 years programme was piloted in more than 80
schools of Georgia in 3rd , 4th and 5th classes( totally 25 000
Road Safety Education is one of the priorities for the Ministry
of Education and Science from 2010.
GFEI 50by50 Project
Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan
• analysis of existing legal and institutional framework;
• study of existing gaps and challenges,
• comparative analyses
• study of fleet database, development of transport
• cost-benefit analysis,
• setting targets and elaboration of fuel economy plans.
With representatives of Toyota, Opel, Daewoo, Iberia Business Group, the National
Cycling Federation, the Georgian National Automobile Federation and magazine Auto
Our tri-lingual (English, Russian, Georgian) webpage contains info on the project,
relevant documents and the latest news in the field of fuel economy.
Bi-weekly ‘Green Fuels Digest’
Features latest news – world-wide and regional - on fuel economy, sustainable
transport and clean air, including latest technical innovations, reports, upcoming
conferences, and current debates.
Innovative Project: Friendly Roads!
web & mobile phone tool to fix black spots
Traffic law amendments
Mandatory use of seat belts is only Front side since 2010. The fine is
25 US Dollars.98% in front seat. We are working to change law for
Children sit in front seats, and some of them without seat belts. We
are doing research on this topic and soon PfRS will start working
with Parliament of Georgia for change law.
Wearing helmet is mandatory for motorists, fine is 6US Dollars. For
bicyclists, helmet is not mandatory. In the urban areas, the maximum
speed is 60 km/h. But it is possible to over speed with 15 km/h. Fine
is 60 US Dollars.
Public Agencies of Transport, Roads, Police, Health,
in Georgia does work;
But all their intervention is fragmented
Lack of monitoring of results and
lack of a strong, shared focus on
future results and targeted actions;
Lack of road user awareness and road safety culture
on major road traffiIc injury risks factors;
Majority of Georgian vehicles are 16-20 year old – no
life-saving technologies and reducing emissions;
No governmental agency is currently actively
promoting road safety as a core responsibility across
Government and society.
Improving road safety management and
Improve road infrastructure and vehicles
Improve awareness and driving culture of
the car drivers and all road users;