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. 

Celebrating International Women in Engineering day in June

Latest news from around the world

iRAP Star Rating and Investment Plan Manual Version 1.0 is now available for download

Following consultation and review of the BETA edition of the iRAP Star Rating and Investment Plan, the latest version is now available for download on the iRAP Specification, Manuals and Guides page. The iRAP Star Rating and Investment Plan Manual – Version 1.0 covers...

iRAP training grants now available for 20 women in Engineering

Our #RAPcommunity is made up of just over 20% females and we are keen to encourage women to contribute to save lives around the world on our roads. This year, as part of the International Women in Engineering Day (Wednesday 23 June), you will see a few initiatives...

International Women in Engineering Day – Recognising #EngineeringHeroes

This year iRAP is celebrating our #RAPCommunity Engineering Heroes – recognising the amazing work that women in road safety engineering around the world are doing to help save lives around the world on our roads.

Santa Catarina software ‘reads’ the highways and points out the best investments to make them safer

By Vinicios Ranzan Urban mobility is a challenge for any big city and as technology advances, more and more efficient solutions emerge. However, transport infrastructure evolves more slowly, due to the complexity and expense involving large engineering works. The...

Update for ViDA Creators – ViDA updates scheduled for June 2021

Image above demonstrates what the validation errors will look like. Dear ViDA Creator, iRAP is keen to ensure the iRAP tool suite operates as best it can, with this in mind I am pleased to let you know that upload file validation process will be enhanced on Monday 28...

Jamaica draws high level focus on speeding in developing countries

iRAP was proud to join a prestigious panel including Prime Minister of Jamaica, The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Zoleka Mandela and representatives of the World Health Organisation, FIA Foundation and the National Road Safety Council to promote “Streets for Life”...

SR4S features in Intertraffic article ‘Vision Zero and the race to reduce road deaths’

Star Rating for Schools Global Programme Coordinator Rafaela Machado was recently interviewed for an Intertraffic article ‘Vision Zero and the race to reduce road deaths’ (Published Monday 7 June 2021). Below are some excerpts from the article: Road safety in United...

Celebrating International Women in Engineering day in June

International Women in Engineering Day (June 23 2021) is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the career opportunities available to females in this industry. It celebrates the outstanding achievements...

iRAP and YOURS proudly co-hosted a ‘Young Female Leadership on Sustainable Mobility’ Industry talk – Autonomy Digital 2.0!

During UN Global Road Safety week, we were delighted to participate at Autonomy Digital 2.0, the world’s largest platform for sustainable mobility solutions held online over the 19 – 20 May 2021. On Wednesday 19 May, iRAP’s Star Rating for Schools Global Programme...

Federal Road Agency of Russia hosts Master Class on iRAP Protocols and advantage of introducing them into practice for improving road safety

On the 18 May,  GLONASS BDD specialists were invited to facilitate a session at the International Special Transport Salon “Interpolitex: SpecTransExpo in Kazan, Russia. The agenda of the special Business Session ‘International Road Safety Programmes - iRAP’ included...

AfricaRAP Lead Racheal Nganwa presents Kenyan Road Safety Workshop to industry and University of Nairobi students

On 26 March, AfricaRAP Lead Racheal Nganwa presented at a Kenyan Road Safety Workshop to over 100 industry and University of Nairobi students. Rachael presented on the importance of incorporating Road Safety in Highway Engineering educational programs. Other...

A$385m for Victorian Action Plan including Star targets

Australia's Victorian Government Budget 2021-2022 will invest A$385.8 million over four years to deliver a new Action Plan that tackles the root causes of road trauma including safer road infrastructure informed by Star Rating targets to increase public awareness and...

Vietnam’s 2030 Strategy targets 3-star or better

iRAP congratulates the Government of Vietnam on the release of their National Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 with 3-star or better targets set for new and existing roads, in line with UN Global Road Safety Performance Targets 3 and 4.   Approved by the Prime Minister,...

SR4S newsletter now available – May 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: Demanding #StreetsForLife Improving local economy and job...

NEW Training & Accreditation Newsletter – May 2021 Edition

Welcome to iRAP's Training and Accreditation newsletter - May 2021 In this edition of the iRAP Training and Accreditation e-newsletter you will see: Sharing knowledge and experience around the world during UNGRSW 2021 New upcoming webinar in July: World Bank and iRAP...

Partnerships take #Love30 messaging global

iRAP partnerships with NACTO-GDCI, Vision Zero Sergek and the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety to produce animations and videos for UN Global Road Safety Week saw #Love30 messaging reach over 227,000 people online in 2 weeks. Connecting offices in China,...

Innovation update: iRAP Star Rating model review

With the start of the new Decade of Action for Road Safety, SDG Target 3.6 to halve road deaths and serious injuries by 2030, and this UN Road Safety Week’s focus on 30km/h (20mph) on streets where people and traffic mix; we are all being challenged to ‘up our game’...

MIROS re-signs as iRAP Centre of Excellence

The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) and the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) have re-signed a Centre of Excellence agreement today, ensuring RAP protocols and models continue to benefit from the evidence-based research undertaken by...

NACTO-GDCI and iRAP release animations to demonstrate how low-speeds can protect people

In collaboration with NACTO-GDCI and in celebration of UN Global Road Safety Week, we have developed 3 animations to promote how we can lower speeds around the world to protect people and enable healthy, more sustainable choices such as walking and cycling.   The...

How a 5-star system is helping Pakistan fix dangerous roads

Asif Azam, Deputy Director of Road Management at the National Highway Authority (NHA) of Pakistan and Greg Smith, iRAP Global Partnerships Director recently presented at the Asia Pacific Road Safety Observatories (ASPRO) Webinar on outcomes in Pakistan arising from...

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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