A world free of high-risk roads

The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) is a registered charity dedicated to saving lives by eliminating high risk roads throughout the world. Like many life-saving charities working in the public health arena, we use a robust, evidence-based approach to prevent unnecessary deaths and suffering.

iRAP works in partnership with governments, road authorities, mobility clubs, development banks, NGOs and research organisations to:

  • Inspect high-risk roads and develop Star Ratings, Risk Maps and Safer Roads Investment Plans
  • Provide training, technology and support that will build and sustain national, regional and local capability
  • Track road safety performance so that funding agencies can assess the benefits of their investments.

iRAP has released its Plan for the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety to save 2,000,000+ people from death or injury, make 200,000+km of roads safer and influence USD$200 billion of road infrastructure investment to save lives in the next 10 years. iRAP’s Plan is aligned to the Global Plan for the Decade of Action launched in October 2021, of which achieving 3-star or better journeys is one of 5 key areas for action.

Latest news from around the world

Latest WrapUp newsletter now available – August 2022 Edition

Welcome to iRAP’s August 2022 Newsletter - For a world free of high-risk roads.In this edition: Global news Investment and policy Global resources and tools for the whole world to use Innovation updates and localised tools Certifying to safety standards  Quick look at...

New Policymakers’ Toolkit to support youth engagement

Youth for Road Safety (YOURS) has released a new Policymakers' Toolkit, a unique advocacy document that will help iRAP partners, policymakers and decision-makers to meaningfully engage with young people for improved road safety. Tragically, road traffic injuries have...

Bahrain assessment to improve safety of road users

Works are on the way to enhance and upgrade the safety of Bahrain's road network in line with international iRAP standards. The project, now out for tender, includes the Star Rating and Risk Mapping assessment of 400km of major roads, Star Rating of five project...

Partners shine in latest global metrics

As a charity, iRAP’s focus is on enabling others and creating locally-led programmes and partnerships for 2030 impact.  Our latest metrics quantify and celebrate the safer roads and capacity building success of our 25,000 RAP partners worldwide. iRAP global metrics...

First CycleRAP Trusted Suppliers announced!

iRAP is creating a network of CycleRAP Trusted Suppliers, all of which have excellent knowledge, capability, international experience and innovative tools for applying the CycleRAP model to meet the individual needs of municipalities around the world. We are pleased...

16 new Accredited Suppliers hit the road in Tanzania

Ramadhani Msangi undertaking iRAP accreditation activities (Image source: R Msangi) Sixteen new iRAP Accredited Suppliers in Tanzania position TanRAP well to eliminate high-risk roads in the country and support of activities of the 3-year Ten Step Project currently...

Big data and youth voices: AI&Me celebrates its 1st anniversary for safer schools in Vietnam

Mobility has a different definition for every person around the world. Some of us take cars and motorbikes to bring their children to school. Other students can walk or ride their bicycle. No matter how we move, mobility is at the heart of our society, and our future...

KiwiRAP News: New Guides tackle speed and infrastructure risk rating

New Zealand’s new Speed Management Guide and updated Infrastructure Risk Rating Manual aim to tackle the more than 85 per cent of speed limits in the country deemed to be above safe and appropriate limits to achieve Vision Zero. The new Guide and Manual are based on...

Development of the Investment Case to Reduce Road Traffic Injuries among Adolescents

iRAP data has informed research conducted by the Australian Murdoch Children's Research Institute and Victoria University into the development of an investment case to reduce road traffic injuries among adolescents. Road traffic injuries are one of the leading causes...

Congratulations to all our successful candidates for iRAP’s Women in Engineering training grants this year!

Road Safety needs us all! iRAP started the Women in Engineering Grants first in 2021 and continues the offer again in 2022 to 30 successful applicants. The grant programme aims to benefit women with a background in engineering to undertake the Star Rating...

Road Assessment Programmes (RAP) are now active in more than 100 countries throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, North, Central and South America and Africa. The programme is the umbrella organisation for:

iRAP is financially supported by the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society. Projects receive support from the World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility, mobility clubs, regional development banks and donors. Our partners, charities, the motor industry and institutions such as the European Commission also support RAPs in the developed world and encourage the transfer of research and technology to iRAP. In addition, many individuals donate their time and expertise to support iRAP.

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Charity number 1140357

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