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

Welcome to Samar Abouraad supporting Europe

iRAP warmly welcomes Samar Abouraad to the iRAP team. Samar will be stepping into the role of Safer Journeys Specialist for Europe while the recently appointed Safer Journeys Lead for Europe, Olivera Rozi, takes maternity leave. The Safer Journeys roles are part of...

Engineer sought for 72,000km assessment in Saudi Arabia

A 72,000km iRAP assessment will commence in Saudi Arabia this year and Eurogroup Consultant is looking to appoint a Senior Road Safety Traffic Engineer to be based in country to help with the project. Saudi Arabia's 2030 National Road Safety Strategy sets targets for...

Are you interested in helping the #RAPCommunity make roads safer?

Help us and our partners make roads safe! iRAP is seeking to identify passionate and experienced consultants to join the iRAP Consultants' Panel. The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) is a registered charity dedicated to saving lives by eliminating high...

21 Years of Performance Tracking: Catalonia’s latest Risk Mapping results released

The Reial Automobil Club de Catalunya (RACC) has presented the 21st edition of the its annual road assessment study, analysing for yet another year, the crash rate on the Catalan road network of Spain. Annual performance tracking has been underway in Catalonia since...

iRAP featured in Revista Carreteras Magazine including “Brazil Aiming for the Stars” (in Spanish)

Thanks to the Spanish Road Association (Revista Téchnica de la Asociación Española do le Carretera) for its 7-page feature on “Brazil Aiming for the Stars” in the latest issue 237 of Revista Carreteras Magazine. The issue also includes two additional articles that...

CycleRAP pilot assesses bike lane safety in Rome tunnel

A CycleRAP Pilot conducted on new cycling infrastructure in a tunnel on Via di Porta Cavalleggeri in Rome has demonstrated its safety, helping to answer to the discordant opinions of locals. The tunnel route, used by all, connects two important areas of the historic...

Malaysia’s 2030 Road Safety Plan released with RAP metrics

iRAP congratulates the Ministry of Transport Malaysia and Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) on the release of the country's National Road Safety Plan for 2030 aligned to UN Targets 3 and 4 and recommending for the continued implementation of local...

Latest WrapUp newsletter now available – December 2022 Edition

Welcome to iRAP’s December 2022 Newsletter - For a world free of high-risk roads. What a year! As 2022 draws to a close, we celebrate the incredible efforts of our more than 26,000 partners in 170 countries. Together we have assessed more than 3 million km and 1,028...

Star Rating for Schools December 2022 Newsletter

The latest Star Rating for Schools newsletter is out now – read some great stories of how SR4S Lead Partners are engaging partners and leading safer infrastructures around the world.In this issue: Launch of SR4S interactive tool to share global safety upgrade...

Pioneering Use of AI Scoops Prince Michael Royal Road Safety Award

Image credit (above and below): Chris Fossey Phtotography An innovative project, harnessing satellite imagery to understand road network safety has been recognised by the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards. With funding from the World Bank’s Global Road...

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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