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

EuroRAP General Assembly next week!

EuroRAP is pleased to invited its members and supporters to its annual EuroRAP General Assembly event on the 24 May 2022 in Lipica, Slovenia. The welcome dinner will be hosted by EuroRAP in the evening of the 23 May. The meeting will be held in hybrid mode for those...

TRL Speed Management Tool set to deliver reduced Road Casualty in LMIC Countries

Article republished from TRL. Image credit: Steven Arenas, Pexels iRAP Centre of Excellence TRL has been awarded a prestigious grant by the World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) to develop ways of implementing its Speed Management Assessment Tool (SMAT) in...

Building a common road safety agenda in Latin America with FIA Region IV and FIA Foundation

iRAP was proud to join an FIA Region IV and FIA Foundation workshop recently presenting iRAP programmes and tools and to define a working mechanism for mobility clubs in the region to work together to achieve a common agenda - making roads safer for all. The following...

Road safety assessment using iRAP targets part of high-risk strategic road network in Nepal

Nearly 1,500km of Nepal’s high-risk strategic road network has been assessed by The Department of Roads (DOR), supported by the World Bank and iRAP, to improve safety conditions and guide future works planning and investment. Using its own resources and consultant for...

Join us at ITF2022 in Leipzig!

iRAP invites all to join us this month at the ITF 2022 Summit in Leipzig where our key focusses will be on supporting member countries to eliminate high-risk roads, powering inclusive innovation and #30 in Action. The 2022 Annual Summit of the International Transport...

Six year programme improving road safety in Lebanon

Following an iRAP assessment of more than 6,000km of roads in Lebanon in 2016 and World Bank-funded infrastructure upgrades, road safety audit training led by FPZ continues today helping to improve road safety in the country. iRAP Centre of Excellence University of...

Catch us on Podcast: NETS Talk Now, Driving Change

iRAP is proud to feature on this month's NETS Talk Now: Driving Change Podcast discussing the impact of road infrastructure safety for fleet and community safety worldwide. Guest presenter and iRAP CEO Rob McInerney said, "There is one thing everyone worldwide has in...

UNRSC Statement on the High-Level Meeting

27 members of the UN Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC), including iRAP, have made a joint statement regarding the High-level Meeting on Global Road Safety to be held 30 June–1 July 2022. We, the undersigned members of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, have...

2022 Peter Kissinger award winners announced

The 2022 iRAP Peter Kissinger Award recipients were announced yesterday in a virtual celebration attended by Peter’s wife Willie and iRAP's Chairman of the Board Miquel Nadal. In recognition of his great contribution to iRAP and global road safety, the Peter Kissinger...

Call for Proposals Open – UN Road Safety Fund 2022

The UN Road Safety Fund Call for Proposals 2022 is open between 07 April 2022 and 30 June 2022 (23:59 CEST).​ Currently, the UN Road Safety Fund finances projects through calls for proposals that are designed on the basis of key Fund documents - including priorities...

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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