Road Safety Performance Review - Georgia

From Reforming to Performing

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Road safety is an important sustainable development goal, yet relatively underappreciated and greatly underfunded. Every year, more than 1.2 million people are killed globally while another 50 million are injured as a consequence of road traffic accidents. Approximately 90% of all road accidents now happen in low- and middle-income countries. Recognizing the need to support member States in urgently and effectively addressing road safety challenges, three of the United Nations regional commissions initiated the project: “Strengthening the national road safety management capacities of selected developing countries and countries with economies in transition”. The project aimed to assist four countries to enhance their national road safety management capacities and to effectively address and improve their national road safety records. The project was implemented in Albania, Dominican Republic, Georgia and Viet Nam. The Road Safety Performance Reviews assessed the current road safety situation, helped the Governments concerned to identify the most critical road safety issues and recommended actions to be taken. Based on the identified priority needs, capacity-building seminars and workshops for national road safety stakeholders were organized. Additionally, the project raised public awareness on road safety issues and sensitized national experts, as well as the public and non-governmental sectors to the need to set ambitious road safety targets and implement specific measures to improve road safety.



Country snapshot (trends)

Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, covering a territory of 69,700 km2 (figure 1.1). It is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by the Russian Federation, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. Georgia is located in the mountainous South Caucasus region of Eurasia, straddling Western Asia and Eastern Europe between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Its northern border with the Russian Federation roughly runs along the crest of the Greater Caucasus mountain range, a commonly recognised boundary between Europe and Asia. Georgia is divided into 9 regions, 1 city (capital) and 2 autonomous republics. These are then subdivided into 60 districts. The capital and largest city is Tbilisi. Georgia’s climate is affected by subtropical influences from the west and continental influences from the east. The Greater Caucasus mountain range moderates the local climate by serving as a barrier against cold air from the north. Warm, moist air from the Black Sea moves easily into the coastal lowlands from the west. Climatic zones are determined by the distance from the Black Sea and by altitude. Along the Black Sea coast, from Abkhazia to the Turkish border, and in the region known as the Kolkhida Lowlands inland from the coast, the dominant subtropical climate features high humidity and heavy precipitation (1,000 to 2,000 mm) of rain per year. The Black Sea port of Batumi receives 2,500 mm of rainfall per year. The midwinter average temperature is 5°C and the midsummer average is 22°C.


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