The Automobile Club of Moldova (ACM) is a non-governmental and public association, created in 1998 with the goal to develop motoring, technical road assistance service and motor tourism.

Since 1999, the ACM has been a member of the Alliance Internationale de Tourisme (AIT) and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

Since 2009 they have also been a Member of the National Road Safety Council in Moldova and the Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST).

Since 2013, they have been a Member of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety.

In addition to providing Moldavian citizens with international documents such as the International Driving Permit and insurance it also provides tourist information, legal counseling, technical road assistance, and emergency assistance for those involved in road crashes.

ACM is an active NGO advocating for road safety in the country and is also involved in organisation of motor contests in Moldova, as well as motor shows for amateurs and professionals.

  • Active Member: ACM (since 2013)
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Star Rating

The Government of Moldova is committed to building a modern road infrastructure, taking account internationally recognised standards and criteria on road safety.

Supported by the World Bank, star Ratings for 2,513km of roads of national and regional importance were published in 2011. To mark the start of road inspections in July 2010 a media event was held in Chisinau, and included attendance by the Prime Minister.

The network covered accounted for nearly a third of the paved road network in Moldova where approximately a third of deaths are concentrated. The results were used to assist the Road Safety Council with information for the development of a multi-sectoral Road Safety Action Plan.

Results showed that the majority of the network (56%) scored the lowest 1-star rating for car occupants, with a further 23% rated as 2-star. Only 6% of the network length surveyed fell into the lower risk range, with no sections achieving the safest category. On the measure of pedestrian safety, 95% of the network scored 3-stars, with 1% achieving the highest 5-stars.

Download the full report here.

The Automobile Club of Moldova (ACM) was a Partner of the SENSoR project and the Star Rating results for 2,480km were updated, 98% of which were single carriageways.

Just 9% of vehicle occupant Star Ratings achieved 3-star or higher.

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Star Rating from Design

As part of a separate project supported by the Millenium Challenge Corporation in 2010-11, EuroRAP assisted and supported incorporation of an independent road safety assessment into the preliminary design of the eastern section of the M21 from the Nistru River to Goieni (23km) and the final design of the Road Rehabilitation Project M2-R7 Saratenii-Soroca-Drochia Junction (93km).

EuroRAP’s role was to provide an independent assurance that any improvements made in the MCC funded road infrastructure design would be coupled with an improvement in road safety performance. This was done by providing Star Rating for safety for the road design plans used in the road rehabilitation compared to those obtained on the network as it currently stood.

This full report assessing the likely effect of safety improvements after rehabilitation can be found here.

Safer Road Investment Plans

An integral part of the Star Rating project reported in 2011 was a proposed investment plan for the network surveyed, showing the investment and returns available from a programme of improvements.

This showed that an estimated investment of $71 million had the potential to prevent 10,672 deaths and serious injuries over a 20 year span – a one-third reduction on current levels. The programme equated to a cost of $6,614 for every death and serious injury prevented and would yield economic benefits nearing $400 million. For every dollar invested in the programme there would be a saving of $5 in terms of crash costs avoided.

The greatest savings in deaths and serious injuries were predicted for the introduction of shoulder widening and/or sealing suggested for 80% of the network surveyed. Targeting improvements with this measure alone would reduce deaths and serious injuries by 13% and yield a benefit-cost ratio of 16.

Contact details

Tatiana Milhailova | ACM
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