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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

AusRAP News: Star Ratings for Australian Arterial Roads by 2025

In a bid to enhance road safety nationally, Australia's states and territories will commence publishing updated AusRAP star ratings in 2024, with a commitment to publish star ratings for all major arterial roads by 2025. The recent release of a new AusRAP Strategy and...

Tanzania’s BRT transformation celebrated

Tanzania’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors in Dar es Salaam are slashing travel times and improving safety for commuters, thanks to construction by the Tanzanian Government with the World Bank, development partners and investors. Phase 1 opened in 2016 with 29 buses...

Road design standards under spotlight in CAREC countries

Improved road design standards for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) countries, and in particular the pilot countries of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, is an urgent goal of a new United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the...

Albania cuts road deaths by 23% with innovative road maintenance programme

A World Bank report reveals that Albania's Results-based Road Maintenance and Safety Project achieved a 23% reduction in annual road fatalities on 1,335km of the nation’s busiest primary and secondary roads, saving 68 lives per year. This impressive outcome was...

iRAP joins forces to launch Brazil’s Road Safety Pact

Yesterday, iRAP joined forces with eleven public and private entities in launching Brazil's Road Safety Pact, a campaign to promote road safety and reduce crashes on the Brazilian road network. The campaign is one of ten work fronts formalized by the Technical...

See you at Autonomy: Changing the way we move in cities

iRAP is proud to once again be an Institutional Partner of the Autonomy Mobility World Expo to be held 20-21 March in Paris - the world's largest platform bringing innovators and policymakers together to change the way we move in cities. Join us, along with our...

Safer roads for Aysen, Chile

Earlier this month, staff from Dirección de Vialidad Ministry of Public Works, DDQ Engineering Consultants and APSA attended iRAP training in Coyhaique, Chile focussed on iRAP assessment results for the Region of Aysen. The training and assessment is part of a larger...

December 2023 metrics share partner success

Our latest global programme metrics demonstrate the incredible power of iRAP partnerships for safer roads – impact in 178 countries, 3.6 million km of road safety assessments, 69,000 people trained and USD$101 billion of infrastructure investment made safer … plus...

Tianjin, China receives 2024 Sustainable Transport Award

Congratulations to Tianjin for its achievement of the 2024 Sustainable Transport Award (STA) recognising the city’s efforts to expand non-motorized transport and improve infrastructure for walking, cycling and public transport connections. The city’s improvement...

Malawi 2030 National Road Safety Strategy launched with iRAP targets

Malawi's new National Road Safety Strategy 2022-2030 includes for Road Safety Audits to be completed for all new roads, and a minimum 3-Star iRAP Rating to be achieved for all road users. Minister of Transport and Public Works Jacob Hara launched the Strategy in...

Road Assessment Programme (RAP) activity has occurred in 128 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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The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) is a Registered Charity with UN ECOSOC Consultative Status.
iRAP is registered in England and Wales under company number 05476000
Charity number 1140357

Registered office: 60 Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DS
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