Welcome to Belarussian Road Safety Network Website!
During the period from 2011 to 2015, there were 24515 road accidents recorded in Belarus. 4554 people were killed and 26,214 people were injured. During these five years, the number of killed in road accidents has decreased from 1,200 in 2011 to 664 in 2015, and the number of injured has decreased from 6334 to 4424. In relative terms, the decrease in the number of killed in road accidents was about 44.7%, and the decrease in the number of injured was 30,2%. Such advances in dealing with road accidents were stipulated by the State's deliberate policy aimed at ensuring safety of road users. At the same time, social risk in 2015 in the Republic of Belarus amounted to 70.04 people killed in road accidents per million inhabitants. This accident rate significantly exceeds the values of the same indicator for the advanced European countries.
This difference is due to many factors among the other strong commitment of EC on road safety as also stressed in the white paper (EC White Paper – European Transport Policy for 2010 – Time to Decide. EC 2001) that highlights the importance of setting up a European Road Safety Observatory and of managing road safety policy on an evidence base involving research institutions.
In order to improve road safety in Belarus there is a need to strengthen the role of research to start managing road safety policy on an evidence-base. For this reason the Be-Safe proposal aims at transferring to Belarus the most recent knowledge and good practices developed in Europe in the field of road safety and Local Universities are the key actors to start this process.
The Be-Safe project will address a wide group of stakeholders. Academics and students will benefit from many aspects: reform of the local curricula, new laboratories and international exchanges. In particular the Masters will be designed for those that already have a 1st level degree and aims to train technicians ready to enter the market with their skills. Public bodies will be addressed by a wide set of dissemination activities and will be involved in the networking activities as well as private companies. Populations at large and NGOs will be addressed by the disseminations activities and will play an important role in the networking activities.
The BeSafe Project Team are delighted to bring the new Belarussian Road Safety Network website to your attention. It is being updated continuously with the latest data on a wide range of topics.
Latest announcements about project will be published below.