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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

ELABORATOR publishes Inclusion Plan to drive inclusive urban mobility solutions

ELABORATOR, a leading initiative in the realm of sustainable urban mobility, has released its highly anticipated Inclusion Plan, signalling a pivotal step forward in the quest for inclusive and climate-neutral cities. This comprehensive document outlines strategies to...

Updated iRAP Crash Risk Mapping Manual Now Available

Stats on crashes that cause death and serious injury are the ultimate indicator of road safety performance on road networks. We are proud to announce the updated iRAP Crash Risk Mapping Manual is now available. This essential resource reflects the latest knowledge and...

iRAP included in Safe System readiness research

Agilysis research published in the Journal of Road Safety has created and tested a Safe System Cultural Maturity Model (SSCMM) to assess Safe System readiness within organisations and included the iRAP methodology and tools for safe infrastructure. The Safe System is...

#RAPKnowledgeLive Session 8: Lifting the lid on ViDA – the free global road safety platform analysing the safety of roads worldwide

Calling all road safety champions! Join us for a jam-packed session of the #RAPKnowledgeLive series to unlock the power of ViDA, iRAP's free online software platform. What is ViDA? Protecting the integrity of the global standard for road infrastructure safety, ViDA is...

Safe Journeys for Children: SR4S recommended in the “Cities for and with Children and Youth” Research Publication series

“Cities for and with Children and Youth: Ideas to Inspire Action” is a part of the Research Series: “Cities for Children and Youth,” published by the Global Alliance – Cities4Children. This comprehensive publication comprises eight guides that delve into various...

‘Mobilizing for Impact: Alliances to achieve the UN global road safety goals’ in Washington, D.C

Pictured Above (L-R): Rob McInerney, CEO iRAP; Aimee Gauthier, Chief Knowledge Officer ITDP; Atsani Ariobowo, Director of Child and Youth Health FIA Foundation; Tom Bishop, Program Director AMEND; Nancy Pullen-Seufert, Director National Center for Safe Routes to...

AI&Me: Empowering Youth for Safer Roads becomes a reality across Vietnam

Image credit : AIP Foundation The following article is originally from the AIP Foundation  GIA LAI, YEN BAI and HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – March 15, 2024 Our innovative Big Data road safety program, AI&Me: Empowering Youth for Safer Roads, has been positively...

Unveiling the Power of Your iRAP Data: Watch the #RAPKnowledgeLive Session 7 Recording Now!

Didn't catch the #RAPKnowledgeLive Session 7: Data-Driven Insights: Enhancing iRAP road safety reports with Power BI? No worries, the recording is here for you! Turn Your Data into Life-Saving Strategies This session, held on Thursday March 21, saw a great turnout...

25,000km of Crash Risk Mapping for Spain released

The RACC Mobility Club and Real Automóvil Club de España (RACE) have presented their 20th edition of annual Crash Risk Mapping of the Spanish road network. For the first time in six years, the sections of the State Highway Network with a "high risk" of serious or...

Global experts inform ongoing development of iRAP tools

iRAP's Global Technical Committee (GTC) met last week as part of their important function to govern the iRAP model development and technical integrity of iRAP protocols worldwide. Key topics of discussion were the development of a shunt / rear end crash type for the...

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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