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

450km assessment in Maharashtra, India

iRAP Accredited Supplier FRED Engineering has commenced a new iRAP project supported by the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) and funded under the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS). to assess 450km of roads in Maharashtra,...

AusRAP News: A$150m funding for remote roads

The Australian Government has announced a Remote Roads Upgrade Pilot Programme which will see AUD$150 million targeted to road improvements for regional communities. Australian regional drivers are five times more likely to die on the road than their metropolitan...

Ondaverde, Magazine of the Automobile Club d’Italia shares results of 4,200km of assessments

Article by Lucia Pennisi (ACI) in collaboration with the Transport Planning, Update and Network Classification Service of ANAS Spa Coordinated by EuroRAP with the participation of ANAS Spa, the SLAIN project allowed the analysis of over 20,000km of roads of the TENT...

New Guidelines for Conducting Road Safety Data Reviews

The World Bank Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) and ITF have published new Guidelines for Conducting Road Safety Data Reviews promoting the iRAP Methodology as a useful guide for assessing and monitoring road section risk. In many countries around the world,...

ITF Report: The future of motorway safety in Korea

Following engagement with 40 Korean road safety experts and organisations, and a review of best practice in 10 countries, the International Transport Forum (ITF) has released a new report to guide improved motorway safety in Korea. The report, Motorway Safety in...

Rodovias & Vias Magazine: “Aiming for the iRAP Stars”

Issue 129 of Brazil’s main infrastructure publication Rodovias & Vias has showcased iRAP as the definitive guide and method saving lives and transforming road infrastructure safety in Brazil and worldwide with a featured  interview with iRAP Global Projects...

iRAP CEO receives Alex Award

On 1 January, iRAP CEO Rob McInerney received the inaugural “Alex Award” established in recognition of one of Australia’s great road safety advocates, the late Senator Alex Gallacher and awarded to Rob for his exemplary leadership for safer roads in Australia and...

World Bank issues first road safety sustainable development bond

Reproduced from World Bank press release, Washington, 20 December  The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) today issued a Georgian lari 31 million 2-year Sustainable Development Bond while engaging with investors on the...

Register today for a webinar series on Safer Road Infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific – February 2022

REGISTRATION IS OPENDATES: 08, 10, 15, 17, 24 February 2022TIME: 2.00PM - 4.00PM (UTC+8) Manila, PhilippinesDraft agenda now available - access hereFree of chargeDelivered under the Road Safety Capacity Building Programme for Asia and the Pacific and Bloomberg...

Benefit of AI in proactive road infrastructure safety management: ITF findings published

Findings of the International Transport Forum (ITF) 187 Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Proactive Road Infrastructure Safety Management have been published noting the important potential and role of AiRAP. AI pushes the limits of pattern recognition...

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
iRAP is registered in England and Wales under company number 05476000
Charity number 1140357

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