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

Bogotá, Colombia wins 2021 International Vison Zero for Youth Leadership Award

Image credit: Vision Zero for Youth Our congratulations to the Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, Claudia López for receiving the 2021 International Vision Zero for Youth Leadership Award. The Mayor of Bogotá has set specific goals are to reduce by 20% overall fatalities in...

Did you miss the new AusRAP directions webinar from Austroads?

An AusRAP National Webinar held on 23 November marked the transition of leadership of the Australian Road Assessment Programme from the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) to Austroads, celebrating 20 years of success and shared new opportunities for direction and...

EuroRAP News: Online Lunchtime seminar #1: Crash Risk Mapping in the UK and Croatia

The first of EuroRAP’s Lunchtime seminar, which took place on 9 November 2021, attracted 75 registrations from 35 different countries from all over the world. During the seminar we focused on the ‘RAP basics’ and learned about Crash Risk Mapping on the examples from...

Star rating global icons of the world

In an innovative initiative, iRAP Accredited Supplier Safe System Solutions has star rated famous global roads - from the Champs Elysees in Paris, Stelvio Pass Italy and Las Vegas Boulevard in Nevada USA, to the Atlantic Ocean Road Norway and Abbey Road London. The...

A strategy to make roads safer: 3 steps for assessing and enabling road safety in transit oriented development

Reproduced from World Bank Blogs.Article by Gerald Ollivier, Prerna Mehta, Abhishek Behera and Alina Burlacu This blog is part of “Let's talk about Streets for Life” – a blog series on Transit-Oriented Development and Road Safety. Previously in its blog series, World...

Congratulations NRSPP Australia and Safer Roads Fund UK: 2021 Prince Michael Award Winners

LONDON – Congratulations to all 2021 winners of the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards including EuroRAP partners Safer Roads Fund UK and AusRAP partners National Road Safety Partnership Program Australia. Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards...

Thailand’s DRR wins IRF Global Achievement Award for 2nd year running

Thailand’s Department of Rural Roads (DRR) has been awarded, for the second year running, the International Road Federation (IRF) Global Achievement Award in the Safety Category for its Integrated Road Safety Management System. DRR’s iRAP-endorsed Road Safety Audit...

World Day of Remembrance – Zipping vehicles wreck human lives! Today, time to mull over it

Image caption: (L-R) Teertha (11) and Dikshant (21) died in crashes; Rahil (38) is in a wheelchair Reproduced from Times of India. Story by Nitasha Natu.  MUMBAI: Teertha Patel would have turned 12 this month. The days in the run up to her birthday were always spent...

EuroRAP News: RADAR project comes to an end after 3.5 years

After three and a half years EuroRAP RADAR Project has come to an end. A lot has been achieved during the last few years. To name some, more than 300 road safety specialists have been trained on identifying and improving risk on the road networks; tolls like ViDA and...

How to achieve a star rating target course available in Portuguese

In support of the Global Road Safety Performance Targets 3 and 4, this webinar will teach participants how the RAP Tool, ViDA, can be used to plan infrastructure and speed management improvements that will achieve a star rating target for all road users.  This...

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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The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) IS A REGISTERED CHARITY
iRAP is registered in England and Wales under company number 05476000
Charity number 1140357

Registered office: 60 Trafalagar Square, London, WC2N 5DS
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