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

ITF Summit Panel Session Summary – Financing Equitable, Green, and Safe Transport

A panel session titled "Financing Equitable, Green, and Safe Transport" was held yesterday as part of the International Transport Forum Summit 2023 in Leipzig, Germany. The session aimed to discuss the critical role of infrastructure financing in improving equity,...

2022 Annual Report Showcases Impact

We are delighted to share our 2022 Digital Annual Report showcasing the work of our more than 26,000 partners in 116 countries implementing the Global Plan for the 2nd Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 to make roads safer, supported by the charity’s global...

3M extends support of SR4S as Global Programme Partner for two more years

Building on an existing 3-year partnership supporting the SR4S vision of a world where children travel safely to and from school, 3M announced that it will continue to support SR4S as a Global Programme Partner for two additional years. The partnership began in 2020...

Missed the #RAPKnowledgeLive session on the Route Review Tool? Recording is now available!

On Tuesday 16 April 2023, over 75 delegates across 34 countries attended our second monthly #RAPKnowledgeLive session on the new Route Review Tool In this session our presenters (James Bradford, Global Technical Director iRAP and Dr Suzy Charman, Executive Director...

African Parliamentarians and Legislators gather for road safety

Article credit: WHO Racheal Nganwa was pleased to moderate two sessions last week at the Annual Meeting of the African Network of Road Safety Legislators that brought together parliamentarians, policy-makers and experts from 10 African countries to strengthen laws and...

CycleRAP Demonstrator Tool Showcases Potential to Save Lives as we approach UN Global Road Safety Week

iRAP has launched its new CycleRAP Demonstrator Tool. The tool is an exciting step forward in the field of road safety for bicyclists. The CycleRAP risk assessment model aims to help cities improve the safety of cycling infrastructure. The CycleRAP Demonstrator is a...

World’s largest iRAP assessment underway in Saudi Arabia

The world's largest ever iRAP assessment of 72,000km has kicked off in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with first training for 45 engineers yesterday. The Roads General Authority project, being led by Euro Group Engineering Consultancy and supported by iRAP Strategic...

Star Rating for Schools May 2023 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: Enhancements coming to the SR4S model - here is what you need to know...

Enhancements coming to the Star Rating for Schools model – all the information you need to know

SR4S (Star Rating for Schools) has been used by partners in 63 countries to assess the risk children are exposed to on their school journeys. iRAP is now updating the SR4S model, under the guidance of iRAP Global Technical Committee, to ensure SR4S reflects the latest...

Dr Olive Kobusingye joins iRAP Board

Dr Olive Kobusingye, Ugandan emergency surgeon and global injury epidemiologist has joined the iRAP Board bringing an important African and health-sector perspective and experience to the charity’s governance. On joining the Board, Dr Kobusingye said, “I welcome the...

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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