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TRACECA E-Library

Welcome to the TRACECA E-Library, a comprehensive 
source of information on different aspects of TRACECA Road Safety II Project

GRSP would like to thank the European Union for the generous financial support for the development of the TRACECA E-Library and implementation of the TRACECA Road Safety II project. 

Country and Region
Risk Factors
Focus Areas
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Access to other GRSP and TRACECA Resources
Advocacy Resource Centre 
GRSP Interactive Map
GRSP Travel Risk Map
TRACECA Regional Road Safety Action Plan
TRACECA website 

About the E-Library

TRACECA E-Library hosts comprehensive information on the work of the TRACECA Road Safety II project and its main focus areas:

  • Public Awareness Campaigns,
  • Road Policing (Law Enforcement),
  • Post - Crash Care
  • and Advocacy for Road Safety. 

 

The website is open to the public and provides access to a  number of quality-assured materials (publications, reports, guidelines, toolkits, presentations and videos)  in one convenient location. Search the library by using the categories available from the start page.

Purpose

One of the objectives of the TRACECA Road Safety project is the adoption and dissemination of good practice road safety materials of the Global Road Safety Partnership and other international road safety resources in the beneficiary countries of the project. The TRACECA E-Library plays an important role in this as a modern knowledge management and filing platform both for the project stakeholders and also external audiences operating in the road safety area.  Thus, the E-Library is designed to provide the visitors and users of the library with tools, publications and materials on different aspects of road safety that might help them for designing and implementing public awareness campaigns, creating a road safety movement, advocating for the passage of evidence-based road safety policies, implementing data-led and evidence-based law enforcement activities and providing first response to the road crash casualties. 

About the TRACECA Road Safety II Project

The overall objective of the the Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) project is to support the implementation of the TRACECA Regional Road Safety Action Plan by ensuring that the corridor transport system actively promotes the safety, security and protection of users, property, general public and the environment that might be involved in or affected by this system. The project is funded by the European Union (EU) and designed to support an integrated approach to road safety, including infrastructure, as well as people and their behaviour.  
The implementation of the project is divided between two service contracts addressing different aspects of road safety conforming to the global action plan agreed under the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. 

The Global Road Safety Partnership project is designed to support the implementation of the TRACECA Regional Road Safety Action Plan with particular focus placed on safer road users, medical care for crash victims, and changing attitudes to road safety. The underlying model for the project involves building both government and civil society stakeholder capacity, promoting long-term and sustainable partnerships and knowledge sharing, and increasing collaboration and cooperation within the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Sub-regions. 

The project objectives are to be accomplished through the creation and support of sub-regional coordination groups and national project advisory groups, organization of sub-regional and national workshops to address specific road safety challenges, provision of technical assistance to lead road safety agencies and civil society organizations for the implementation of pilot community-based and school-based road safety interventions and adaptation of Global Road Safety Partnership and international road safety resources for local use.

Intended Audience 

  1. Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies
  2. Road Safety Civil Society Organizations
  3. Government Institutions
  4. Leading Road Safety Agencies
  5. GRSP Partners

Focus Areas

The information on E-Library is distributed within the four focus areas of the TRACECA Road Safety Project:

Public Awareness Campaign – A road safety public awareness campaign is part of a set of activities that aim to promote safe road use and behaviour. A public awareness campaign is a vital component needed to achieve the most effective and long-term result in road safety. In this section you can find links to useful websites, examples of successful public awareness campaigns and different promotional materials.

Road Policing (Law Enforcement) – Police play a critical role in road safety. Without proper police enforcement, even the most comprehensive legislation on seat belt-wearing, drink-driving, speeding and other risks will fail to have an impact. Experience shows the most effective road policing is done working with the public, harnessing the support of local communities for safer roads.

Post-Crash Care – First response plays an important role in addressing the road safety issue. Studies show that many pre-hospital deaths may be preventable and injuries may have less long-term impact if non-medical people with basic first aid knowledge and skills could treat casualties before the arrival of emergency services. In this section you will learn about the first response guide that describes step-by-step actions necessary for preparedness and immediate response to assist road crash casualties.

Advocacy for Road Safety – Adopting and enforcing legislation relating to important risk factors -speed, drink-driving, motorcycle helmets, seat-belts and child restraints – has shown to lead to reductions in road traffic injuries.  It is through road safety advocacy that evidence-based road safety policies can be developed, passed and effectively implemented.


Country and Region

  1. GRSP Interactive Map
  2. GRSP Travel Risk Map
  3. WHO Country Information:

Risk Factors

Speed

Excessive and inappropriate speed is the most important factor contributing to the road injury problem faced by many countries. The management of speed remains one of the biggest challenges facing road safety practitioners around the world and calls for a concerted, long-term, multidisciplinary response.

Learn more through a GRSP Fact Sheet and WHO Infographic

Seat-belts & Child Restraints

One of the most effective measures to protect occupants from injury in the event of a crash is the fitment and use of seat-belts and child restraints. Worldwide, however, not all vehicles are fitted with seat-belts, and not all occupants use them when they are available.

Learn more through a GRSP Fact Sheets for Child Restraints and Seat Belts, also from WHO Infographics for Child Restraints and Seat-belts

Drinking & Driving

The consumption of alcohol, even in relatively small amounts, increases the risk of being involved in a crash for motorists and pedestrians. Not only does alcohol impair processes critical to safe road use, such as vision and reaction time, it is also associated with impaired judgement and so is often linked to other high-risk road use behaviours such as speeding or not using seat-belts.

Learn more through GRSP Fact Sheet and WHO Inforgraphic

Helmet Wearing

Motorcycle and bicycle helmets are effective both in preventing head injuries and in reducing the severity of injuries sustained by riders and passengers of two-wheelers. Unfortunately, in many countries the use of helmets is low.

Learn more through WHO Infographic

Pedestrian Safety

Each year, more than 270 000 pedestrians lose their lives on the world’s roads. Many leave their homes as they would on any given day never to return. Globally, pedestrians constitute 22% of all road traffic fatalities.

Learn more through WHO Infographic