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. 

To help improve road safety across Africa, and with the support of the FIA Foundation, iRAP is proud to announce grants to support 60 road safety professionals from low and lower-middle income countries to build their capability to use the iRAP methodology.

Latest news from around the world

Helping Save Lives in Zambia Workshop

The Zambia Road Safety Trust (ZRST) hosted an online "iRAP Helping Save Lives in Zambia" Workshop today profiling dynamic work underway and planned in the country informed by the iRAP Methodology. The Workshop Programme (with presentation links where provided)...

Road safety investment potential showcased to insurers

Moral and market failure in road safety is leaving victims and the transport system vulnerable with few financial incentives for reform according to iRAP, yet results-based financing holds promise. The true cost of road crashes, who bears them and the potential for...

Ecuador survey underway to inform IDB investment

An assessment of two high-risk roads in Ecuador commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank will inform IDB investment in the prioritization and monitoring of road safety improvements in partnership with The Ministry of Transport and Public Works. The project...

EuroRAP News: First Star Rating for Andorra

Andorra’s first EuroRAP assessment of 80km is underway to understand the level of safety built in to the road network and identify a safer roads investment plan to reduce fatalities and injuries. Typically, Andorra experiences a large influx of tourism and according...

BIGRS Africa online series – World Bank and iRAP help to save lives on African roads

July 2021: A 4-part webinar series 'World Bank and iRAP helping save lives in Africa: BIGRS 2020-25' was delivered to attendees from 112 countries around the world. The webinar had 1,160 registrations in total, 57% from African countries.  The series was designed to...

Expressions of interest called for Colombian assessment

The Colombian National Road Safety Agency is commissioning an iRAP assessment of 20,000km of the national road network. Tenders are invited from qualified firms and iRAP Accredited Suppliers to perform the collection and coding of the primary network and routes of...

British EuroRAP Results 2021: Building Back Safer – Making Roads Fit for 2030

Tuesday 15 July 2021: During an online event to 200 International attendees, the Road Safety Foundation and Ageas Insurance released the report 'Building Back Safer: Making roads fit for 2030'.  Key points: Watch the full launch here on YouTube Access the report here...

FIA Autoclubs and iRAP partnerships delivering safer streets worldwide with support of FIA Foundation

Original article and image - FIA Foundation Growing collaboration between FIA automobile clubs and long-term FIA Foundation partner, iRAP, is creating safer streets worldwide through assessment and improvements to street infrastructure. Road traffic injuries are the...

Exciting South Africa RAP progress

Exciting progress is underway in South Africa with over 16,000km of recent Star Rating assessments supporting the work of local state agencies to identify and eliminate high-risk roads. Supported by iRAP Accredited Supplier ARRB Systems SA, almost 7,000km of...

Big data and youth voices unite for safer schools in Vietnam

An innovative pilot  by AI & Me, supported by Fondation Botnar, is using big data and AI to map pedestrian risk around 1,000 schools in Vietnam and develop an app to connect young voices with decision-makers for safer roads. AI&Me Project Manager Shanna...

Expressions of interest called for pilot assessment of Zambia’s strategically important roads

Aligned to the UN Second Decade of Action for Road Safety goal of halving road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030, the Zambian Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) is commissioning a pilot safety assessment of the country's strategically important roads using the...

EuroRAP accepts the challenges of the 2nd UN Decade of Action for Road Safety

For the second time in a row, the EuroRAP General Assembly was held as an electronic meeting. On Thursday 17 June, over 50 delegates from all over Europe met to discuss the latest developments and to exchange views on themes such as innovation, RAP protocols,...

iRAP Star Rating and Investment Plan Manual Version 1.0 is now available for download

Following consultation and review of the BETA edition of the iRAP Star Rating and Investment Plan, the latest version is now available for download on the iRAP Specification, Manuals and Guides page. The iRAP Star Rating and Investment Plan Manual – Version 1.0 covers...

iRAP training grants now available for 20 women in Engineering

UPDATE: Applications are now closed. We will announce the selected applicants on 27 July 2021 Our #RAPcommunity is made up of just over 20% females and we are keen to encourage women to contribute to save lives around the world on our roads. This year, as part of the...

AusRAP News: Extra $183 million funding for Tiaro Bypass on Bruce Highway to enhance safety

The Australian Government has committed a further AUD$183 million towards a four-lane bypass of Tiaro on the Bruce Highway in Queensland, bringing the total budget for the project to $268.8 million. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and...

International Women in Engineering Day – Recognising #EngineeringHeroes

This year iRAP is celebrating our #RAPCommunity Engineering Heroes – recognising the amazing work that women in road safety engineering around the world are doing to help save lives around the world on our roads.

Santa Catarina software ‘reads’ the highways and points out the best investments to make them safer

By Vinicios Ranzan Urban mobility is a challenge for any big city and as technology advances, more and more efficient solutions emerge. However, transport infrastructure evolves more slowly, due to the complexity and expense involving large engineering works. The...

Update for ViDA Creators – ViDA updates scheduled for June 2021

Image above demonstrates what the validation errors will look like. Dear ViDA Creator, iRAP is keen to ensure the iRAP tool suite operates as best it can, with this in mind I am pleased to let you know that upload file validation process will be enhanced on Monday 28...

Jamaica draws high level focus on speeding in developing countries

iRAP was proud to join a prestigious panel including Prime Minister of Jamaica, The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Zoleka Mandela and representatives of the World Health Organisation, FIA Foundation and the National Road Safety Council to promote “Streets for Life”...

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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