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

You are invited – EuroRAP Lunchtime Seminar: Road Infrastructure Safety Management (RISM)

REGISTRATION OPENDATE: 12 APRILTIME: 1.00PM – 2.00PM (CET)Free of charge Who should attend: This webinar is designed for road authorities, road designers, engineers, consultants, and road safety practitioners involved in road design, operation, maintenance and policy....

iRAP welcomes new EU-wide guidelines to assess safety of road infrastructure

iRAP welcomes the new EU Guidelines for the Network-Wide Road Safety Assessment (NWRSA) as a support tool for Member States and EuroRAP partners who need to carry out their road safety assessment for motorways and primary roads. The European Road Infrastructure Safety...

Innovation Workshop Programme Released and Registration Open!

Planning for the 2023 iRAP Innovation Workshop, to be held 5-6 October in Prague is well underway with the release of the programme and opening of registration. The Innovation Workshop is being held in association with the XXVIIth World Road Congress from 2-6 October...

Attending Autonomy Mobility? Come see us

iRAP is delighted to join the Autonomy Mobility World Expo (AMWE) in Paris this week from 22-23 March, the world’s largest platform for sustainable mobility solutions. We'll be showcasing iRAP partner innovation making roads safer world-wide, including Star Rating for...

iRAP and COSEVI sign MOU to work together for safer roads in Costa Rica

The Road Safety Council of Costa Rica (COSEVI) and International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) are proud to announce the signing today of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote programmes and projects to eliminate high-risk roads in Costa Rica. According to...

Global Safer Roads Resources shared: Connecting Project directories, data platforms, policies, innovation and capacity building for benefit of all

A world-first compilation of Safer Roads Resources including global road infrastructure project directories, road safety data platforms, innovation initiatives, capacity building and training resources, and road safety policy and strategy knowledge has been launched...

iRAP celebrates International Women’s Day 2023 – #EmbraceEquity

​Today we are celebrating International Women’s Day 2023. The theme this year is #EmbraceEquity. The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about Why equal opportunities aren't enough. People start from different places, so true...

New! SR4S launches new tools to support school assessments

Enhanced Star Rating for Schools mobile app now available for Android and iOS We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new SR4S mobile app. It supports the data collection process for school assessments and works in combination with the SR4S web app. The new SR4S...

Youth Engagement App now integrated into SR4S web app

In exciting developments, iRAP has integrated results from the YEA (Youth Engagement App), recording road safety perceptions of students travelling to and from school, into Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) assessments to provide a more comprehensive picture of the...

Come see us at the Global Alliance of NGOs Meeting, El Salvador

iRAP looks forward to sharing the life-saving impact of Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) and roads made safer world-wide thanks to the inspiring work of road safety NGOs at next week's Global Meeting of the Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety in El Salvador. iRAP is...

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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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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