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. 

Latest news from around the world

SABRINA maps cycling risk in Croatia, Slovenia and Austria

The infrastructure risk of cycling routes across Croatia, Slovenia and Austria is becoming better known, thanks to the SABRINA team and a specially equipped assessment bicycle pedaled across 6 EuroVelo routes. The EuroRAP Project SABRINA – Safer Bicycle Routes in...

Australian innovation project leads world on automated data capture for RAP assessments

Improving road safety performance is a priority for all levels of government in Australia and an iMOVE project is leading the way on innovative approaches to capturing road feature data for road safety Star Ratings. The initiative is being led by Transport for NSW...

Safe Roads for All Report calls on UK Government to deliver effective 2030 strategy

The Safe Roads for All Report released today, and informed by EuroRAP UK results, has called on the UK Government to deliver a Safe and Healthy Mobility Strategy and Action Plan for Roads 2021-2030. The expert report to the UK Government was prepared by leading safety...

EuroRAP News: Final RADAR conference to share results for 12 Danube countries

The final conference of the EuroRAP RADAR Project will be held online on 23 September and share results of risk assessments and activities to improve road infrastructure safety across 12 Danube countries. Themed "Striving for Safer Infrastructure for all Road Users in...

10 projects funded for safer school streets – FIA Road Safety Grants announced

The awardees of the 2021 FIA School Assessment Programme grants (part of the Transformation grants), supported by the FIA Foundation, have been announced by FIA Mobility. Almost 250,000€ is to be provided to ten autoclubs world-wide to support activity to protect...

Star Rating for Designs project underway in Ethiopia

Star Rating of Designs for the improvements to the Nekempte–Bure Road in Ethiopia, west of Addis Ababa are underway. The safety project is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and being undertaken by the Global Road Safety Facility with local road authorities.   iRAP...

SR4S Global Programme Coordinator elected to join the Youth Delegate Program of UNITE 2030

iRAP Star Rating for Schools' Coordinator Rafaela Machado has been selected to join the Youth Delegate Program of UNITE 2030 as one of 100 young global changemakers working to achieve the Global Goals by 2030. 100 delegates have been selected from 50 countries and the...

EuroRAP assessment of Italy’s Lazio region underway

FRED Engineering is carrying out a EuroRAP assessment of 300 km of roads in the Lazio region of Italy. FRED Engineering has just started the activities for the assessment according to the iRAP methodology. The technical assistance is addressed to Italian Automobile...

Parana’s State Highways in Brazil to be 3-star or better

Photo caption: BR-277 escape area, towards Curitiba-Litoral. (Guilherme Pupo/Ecovia). Reproduced with an English translation from Gazeta Do Povo. Story by Elvira Fantin. A new concept is being applied in Brazil and Paraná to improve road safety and reduce accidents...

NEW Training & Accreditation Newsletter – August 2021 Edition

Welcome to iRAP's Training and Accreditation newsletter - A2021 Registration Open: 2021 Innovation Workshop with Regional Road Safety Observatories “Data Driven Innovation to Save Lives” Training and Accreditation grants now available for Road Safety Professionals in...

Event explores investment and private sector partnerships potential in India

On 9 August, iRAP CEO Rob McInerney presented alongside India's Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and other eminent experts on road safety investments and private sector partnerships that do well and do good in India. The event was hosted by the...

Recognising Soames Job

iRAP warmly congratulates Dr Soames Job on his retirement as Head of the Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) of the World Bank. iRAP CEO Rob McInerney said Dr Job made a significant impact to global road safety during his 6 years at GRSF. “Soames has been a passionate...

Latest iRAP metrics chart global growth in safer roads, innovation, investment and learning

As a charity, iRAP’s focus is on enabling others and creating locally-led programmes and partnerships for 2030 impact.  The latest metrics as at 30 June chart growth in safer roads activities and investments across the world along with the capacity building focus as...

Supporting journalism excellence in road safety

iRAP, in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), recently trained 50 journalists to support the promotion of road safety in the media and Second Decade of Action efforts to halve global road deaths and...

Registration Open: 2021 Innovation Workshop with Regional Road Safety Observatories “Data Driven Innovation to Save Lives”

Registrations are open for the 2021 iRAP Innovation Workshop co-hosted with the Regional Road Safety Observatories on 7 and 14 October, to shine a light on “Data Driven Innovation to Halve Global Road Deaths by 2030”. Effective action, policy-making and investment...

ADB and iRAP sign new partnership to save lives in the Asia Pacific

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) are proud to announce the signing of a 5-year agreement to promote programmes and projects for safe and sustainable transport in Asia and the Pacific. ADB and iRAP have been working in...

Congratulations to all our successful candidates for iRAP Women in Engineering training grants!

The aim of this grant is to benefit women with a background in engineering to take the Star Rating Essentials and Star Rating for Designs courses. We are incredibly proud to announce that because of the higher-than-expected interest and number of excellent...

US AiRAP pilot announced

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) has called for tenders in an innovative AiRAP pilot to leverage artificial intelligence and big data to enhance road safety analysis in US networks, with expected global benefit. The 30-month research programme aims to advance...

Latest WrapUp newsletter now available – July 2021 Edition

Welcome to iRAP’s May 2021 Newsletter - Working together towards a shared vision Our latest newsletter is now available! In this edition: iRAP Women in Engineering Grants expanded in response to great interest Big data and youth voices unite for safer schools in...

Helping Save Lives in Zambia Workshop

The Zambia Road Safety Trust (ZRST) hosted an online "iRAP Helping Save Lives in Zambia" Workshop today, attended by 24 stakeholders, profiling dynamic work underway and planned in the country informed by the iRAP Methodology. The Workshop Programme (with presentation...

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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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