Join us in Leipzig this week from 23-25 May when iRAP, its partners and safer roads saving lives are in the spotlight before 1400 decision-makers and 40 ministers from more than 80 countries.

Key to iRAP’s participation will be the launch of Vaccines for Roads IV, iRAP’s new Big Data Tool. The Tool will provide for the first time a health check on how safe the world’s roads are and the road attributes that matter, the projected human life and economic savings to be gained if countries meet the new UN Global Road Safety Targets, and case studies of success. The Tool unlocks insights into the world’s largest road infrastructure safety database, summarising star rating and investment plan data – over 400 million data points – based on 358,000km of roads across 54 countries covering over 700 billion vehicle kilometres of travel.

Achieving more than 75% of travel on 3-star or better roads by 2030 will save an estimated 467,000 lives every year worldwide and 100,000 million lives and serious injuries over the 20 year life of road treatments.

iRAP’s ITF Summit programming will include:

  • POLIS Side Event: From Data to PolicyWednesday 23 May, 09.00 – 10.30am in Hall 5, Level +1
    Global Product Director, James Bradford will be speaking on promising road assessment support tools and measures, highlighting new approaches for data-driven road infrastructure safety policies that save lives.
  • Open Stage Café: Vaccines for Roads IV: The Launch of iRAP’s New Big Data Tool, Wednesday 23 May, 10.00 – 10.30am, Level +1, Outside Hall 3
    Catch the world-first live demonstration of Vaccines for Roads IV, also being streamed on the ITF Summit Facebook Livestream.
  • Open Stage Cafe: AMEND, Wednesday 23 May, 10.30 – 11.00am
    Regional Director, The Americas and LAC Julio Urzua presented on Star Rating for Schools, also telecast on ITF Summit Facebook Livestream.
  • Panel Session: Governance of Road Safety, Friday 25 May, 09.00 – 10.30am, Hall 3, Level 1+
    Join CEO Rob McInerney in this high level panel session debating the big questions:
    What are the roles of governments, parliamentarians, business and civil society in fostering development of more effective road safety policies?
    What can regional road safety observatories do to prioritise road safety in the political agenda and create regional competition in improving road safety?
    What examples represent best practice in evidence-based policy-making?
    How much funding is needed to make significant and durable progress in the fight against road deaths? How could the UN Road Safety Fund play a role in this?
    How big are the monetary benefits of improved safety for the health and transport sectors?
  • Visit the iRAP Stand, Wednesday 23 May to Friday 25 May, Stand 22, Level 0
    Drop by iRAP’s stand to hear more about iRAP’s new Big Data Tool, regional road assessment programmes and activities saving lives, and how you can join us on the 3-star or better journey to eradicate high risk roads on scale. Local partnerships with global programme support.

For more information on the 2018 ITF Summit: Transport Safety and Security, click here.

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