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

Release of the new Star Ratings for Road Safety Audits (SR4RSA) manual

To help ensure road designers can achieve Global Road Safety Performance Targets and ensure that roads are safe for everyone, a new Star Ratings for Road Safety Audits (SR4RSA) manual will help policy makers and practitioners involved in designing, upgrading, and...

Star Rating for Schools interactive tool to share global safety upgrade insights

We are excited to announce the launch of a new ‘Safe Schools Tracker’ – a Star Ratings for Schools (SR4S) interactive report that shares insights about how safety around schools is being improved.   SR4S is an evidence-based tool for measuring, managing and...

Announcing recent iRAP tool suite improvements and new features – September 2022

We continue to ensure the iRAP tools suite operates as effectively as possible. We are proud to announce the following improvements and new features: The Validator: the work to improve The Validator’s performance and quality continues – we have removed the alert for...

iRAP is delighted to support the launch of Skillsy!

The Launch of Skillsy! iRAP is delighted to partner with Skillsy on the launch of Intro to Infrastructure - a new industry induction that revolutionises how we support the next generation of infrastructure leaders. Australia faces a once in a generation infrastructure...

Announcing another new ‘AiRAP’ accredited supplier – Agilysis Ltd.

We are delighted to announce that the UK firm Agilysis has received AiRAP attribute accreditation for its methods to produce operating speed and vehicle flow (AADT) data from Earth Observation (satellite) imagery in accordance with iRAP specifications. The new source...

India’s National Dialogue on Road Safety for Children

IndiaRAP Technical Manager Jigesh Bhavsar presented at a National Dialogue on Road Safety for Children Workshop in Delhi today, marking the occasion of National Engineers Day in the country. The one-day workshop drew leading road safety stakeholders committed to...

TanRAP launched to eliminate high-risk roads in Tanzania

TanRAP, the Tanzanian Road Assessment Programme, has been launched today in Dar es Salaam to eliminate high-risk roads and curb the more than 16,000 people who die on the country’s roads annually. The Government of Tanzania through the Ministry of Works and Transport...

Have you registered for the GRRSO Dialogue on Powered Two-Wheeler Safety?

We're proud to be supporting next month's Global Regional Road Safety Observatories (GRRSO) Dialogue on Powered Two-Wheeler Safety on 11 and 12 October in Manila. The hybrid event will bring together an unprecedented range of global experts and practitioners to...

Show me the way: Big Data reveals highest-risk schools in Vietnam

In three Vietnamese cities homing over 9 million people, how can we begin to identify the highest risk school zones and the children who use them daily to tackle the leading killer of youth – road traffic crashes. The answer? Big Data. A Big Data Screening Methodology...

Congratulations to Olivera Rozi – iRAP’s new Safer Journeys Lead for Europe

We are pleased to announce that Olivera Rozi will be taking up the newly created position of Safer Journeys Lead for Europe. In this new role, Olivera will be supporting partners across Europe to achieve our common goals of safer roads and safer journeys for everyone....

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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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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