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

IndiaRAP Newsletter – October 2021

It’s been a busy period for road safety in India and across the world. The United Nations Second Decade of Action for Road Safety Plan 2021-2030 has been released and will be officially launched on 28 October by UN, WHO and other global and national partners. It...

SR4S news from Europe: Automobile Club Moldova is assessing the safety of school roads

Star Rating for Schools news from Europe: Automobile Club Moldova (ACM) has started implementing the FIA School Assessment Programme, which is based on the 10 steps presented in the FIA School Assessment Toolkit. Assessments around schools are supported by iRAP’s Star...

First Annual Road Safety Conference, University of Nairobi

The First Annual Road Safety Conference hosted by the University of Nairobi on 14-15 October focussed on Providing Safer Streets for all Road Users and the iRAP methodology and importance of youth initiatives were presented by AfricaRAP Lead Racheal Nganwa and iRAP...

iRAP announced as road safety approach for Russia

Text credit: Minina Irina and images https://rosavtodor.gov.ru/ Today, the Russian Federal Road Agency announced the commencing implementation of iRAP as the road safety approach for the country. The announcement was made at a meeting under the leadership of the head...

Monica Olyslagers presents AiRAP at IRF Annual Meeting

iRAP Global Innovation Manager Monica Olyslagers will present AiRAP at the IRF Annual Meeting on 21 October in a session on "Unleashing the Potential of Digitalisation in the Road Sector". Registration is free for the International Road Federation (IRF)'s annual...

Event Summary: 2nd UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference and Side Event

iRAP was proud to participate in the Second UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference last week with UN Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) members, the International Road Federation (IRF) and iRAP hosting a side event and iRAP CEO Rob McInerney presenting alongside...

Event Summary: 2021 Innovation Workshop

Summary The 2021 iRAP Innovation Workshop was held on 7 and 14 October 2021 and attracted 1,314 registrations from 124 countries. The 2-part online event with the theme “Data-Driven Innovation to Halve Road Fatalities and Injuries by 2030” brought together global...

Safety at heart of urban road concession design, Chile

Come with us on a virtual journey through the tunnels, overpasses and multi-lane carriageways beneath and across Santiago to see how engineering safety at the design stage can save lives, money and time. Designs for the Américo Vespucio Oriente I (AVO I) concession in...

Latest WrapUp newsletter now available – October 2021 Edition

Welcome to iRAP’s October 2021 Newsletter - Working together towards a shared vision to eliminate high-risk roads Our latest newsletter is now available! In this edition: Last chance to register - 2021 Innovation workshop starts tomorrow Announcing 60 successful...

iRAP congratulates Said Dahdah, new Head of the Global Road Safety Facility

iRAP would like to congratulate Said Dahdah, who has been appointed the new Head of the Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) and Global Lead for Road Safety at the World Bank. Recognised as an international road safety expert, Said brings to this position more than 15...

Using fleets to map the safety of our streets

Using fleets to map the safety of our streets was the focus of an innovative session joined by iRAP CEO Rob McInerney recently at the Together for Safer Roads (TSR) Annual Meeting in the USA. On 14 September, Rob presented in the session alongside leading fleet...

iRAP proud to present at UN “AI for Road Safety” Launch

iRAP presented at the launch of the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety and the UN Envoy on Technology and the International Telecommunications Union’s new “AI for Road Safety" initiative on 6 October. The new global initiative will focus on the use...

Ian Gillespie brings mobility experience to iRAP Board

Ian Gillespie AM has joined the iRAP Board bringing global mobility experience to the charity’s governance. Based in Australia, Ian has been a great supporter of iRAP for many years through his previous role as the Group Chief Executive Officer of the local mobility...

SR4S newsletter now available – September 2021 edition

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: 10 projects funded for safer school streets with FIA Programme...

Building capacity in Tanzania: A crucial step in 10

Over 200 nominated road safety stakeholders from Tanzania received specialist road safety training last week as part of the 10 Step Plan for Safer Road Infrastructure Pilot currently underway in the country. The group of private sector consultants and engineers drawn...

Help us make every journey safe in the Americas

iRAP is looking for a collaborative and enthusiastic individual with a passion for safe mobility and experience in policy and programme delivery to join our team. Across Latin America, the Caribbean and North America an estimated 150,000 people are killed and over...

Raquel Barrios brings youth to iRAP governance

Raquel Barrios has joined the iRAP Board bringing youth and social entrepreneurship skills to the charity’s governance. Based in Madrid, Raquel is the Youth for Road Safety (YOURS) Project Manager leading the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety, a support structure...

iRAP presents at International Kazan Digital Week, Russia

iRAP presented at Kazan Digital Week last week alongside representatives of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs State Traffic Safety Inspectorate and local partners, to explore intelligent transport systems and traffic safety technologies to advance road safety...

Kwapda’as Road Safety Demand Trust celebrates 10 years saving lives

At the core of every iRAP programme is a partnership to save lives. Working together to eliminate high-risk roads will unlock the win-win benefits of safer roads, leading to reduced burden on families, communities, and the health system. Kwapda'as Road Safety Demand...

Join in 5 Languages: 2021 Innovation Workshop with Regional Road Safety Observatories “Data Driven Innovation to Save Lives”

The 2021 iRAP Innovation Workshop co-hosted with the Regional Road Safety Observatories will be presented free in 5 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Russian) on 7 and 14 October and will shine a light on “Data Driven Innovation to Halve Global Road...

Safety at heart of urban road concession design, Chile

Come with us on a virtual journey through the tunnels, overpasses and multi-lane carriageways beneath and across Santiago to see how engineering safety at the design stage can save lives, money and time. Designs for the Américo Vespucio Oriente I (AVO I) concession in...

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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