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

#RAPKnowledgeLive Session 5: Road Safety Toolkit – the one-stop road safety resource for all

#RAPKnowledgeLive sessions are held monthly worldwide to discuss the latest knowledge on road safety tools, programmes and partnerships helping make global roads safer. ​Our fifth #RAPKnowledgeLive session will be held at in October, highlighting the Road Safety...

Heading to Prague? Come see us

More than 40 Ministers, 3,500+ delegates and 300 exhibitors from 120 countries are preparing to head to Prague next week for the World Roads Congress and iRAP will be well-represented. Come say hello to our team and partners, and join us at our two-day iRAP Innovation...

iRAP welcomes new Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) Coordinator, Minh Vo

We are excited to announce that Ms Minh Vo is joining the iRAP team as Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) Coordinator. Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) is an evidence-based program for measuring, managing and communicating the risk children are exposed to on a journey to...

CycleRAP tool and pilots feature in New York Times climate edition

Bogotá, Colombia, is one of five cities in CycleRAP’s international pilot program.Image credit: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group, via Getty Images After launching CycleRAP in 2022, in 2023 iRAP embarked on an international pilot project with the generous...

An open letter to Heads of State and Governments

Image credit and original post: Global Alliance of NGO's for Road Safety  The UN SDG Summit will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York on 18-19 September 2023. Read our open letter to world leaders below.Dear world leaders, We are writing to you today in the...

AusRAP News: 80% of travel on 3-star or better roads by 2030

Australia’s states and territories will publish AusRAP star ratings on all arterial roads by 2025, as part of a commitment to accelerate the use of AusRAP. The Austroads members approved a new AusRAP Strategy and Business Plan that commits to 12 targets that will...

iRAP receives Google support to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Road Safety

MEDIA RELEASE EMBARGO: September 12, 2023 6am EST, 11am UK time, 5pm Vietnam, 8pm Brisbane Download full media release here  Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI), iRAP’s Star Rating for Schools and AiRAP partnerships will be scaled up to provide 3-star or better...

Media training supports Nigerian and global media

iRAP Safer Journeys Lead for Africa Nathalie Chiavassa was delighted to present to journalists yesterday in an online UN Decade of Action Media Capacity Building Event hosted by Nigerian NGO Road Accident Prevention Network (RAPNEC). The training entitled "The Role of...

ThaiRAP nationwide and Bangkok assessments underway

ThaiRAP partners have ambitious plans to Star Rate the country’s entire road network this year, including first assessments of Thai Motorways and 500 km in Bangkok with associated capacity building. Of Thailand’s 52,000km national network managed by the Department of...

New local government Star Ratings tool launched for the Western Australian context

The Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) RoadWise has partnered with the Western Australian Centre for Road Safety Research (WACRSR) at the University of Western Australia (UWA) to develop a tailor-made Safety Ratings Tool for the state’s Local...

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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