AMAK, in cooperation with relevant government agencies, conducts educational and research projects to improve road safety and road traffic culture among drivers and pedestrians.
As it is known, in 2004–2012, President of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev took the situation under his control, and as a result, a number of successful activities related to the efficient organization of road traffic have been implemented lately. However, compared to leading European countries, the number of car accident victims in Azerbaijan is still much higher.
Road safety is viewed as one of the global problems faced by humanity. Along with being one of the public health related issues (besides fatal cases, road accidents cause serious physical injuries), road accidents are estimated to cause damage to the state budget in the amount of 500 million AZN per year.
Experience of many countries shows that the losses resulting from road traffic accidents can be prevented.
AMAK carries out effective measures to ensure road safety, using international practice and applying existing intervention mechanisms to ensure adequate research in the country, as well as stressing out the importance of road safety in different projects.
In May 2016 AMAK conducted a survey among 1000–1200 pedestrians to find out the level of awareness of pedestrians about traffic safety and their opinion in regard with this matter.
Moreover, AMAK carries out educational project in secondary schools regarding road safety, using world-class educational materials.
In addition to educational and research projects, AMAK has also been conducting trainings on road safety issues for many companies in Baku.
AMAK implements its projects in cooperation with the State Traffic Police Department, HAYAT International Humanitarian Organization, Embassy of the United Kingdom in Azerbaijan, Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST), the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and other organizations.
FIA “ACTION FOR ROAD SAFETY”
In May 2011, the UN announced the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 aiming to save 50 million lives by 2020, and the International Automobile Federation (FIA) launched an Action Plan for Road Safety throughout the world to support the Decade of Action.
In addition, the FIA Foundation (FIAF) supports FIA members all over the world in the amount of a one million euros each year through its grants for road safety projects that serve the goals of the UN Decade of Action.