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The Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways‘ Strategy for 2028 includes iRAP targets for improving the safety of primary roads.

The targets include:

  • To increase the percentage of the national primary road length which achieves a 3-star or better safety rating with annual goal kilometres to be achieved; and
  • To increase the percentage of completed road projects with implemented iRAP or Road Safety Audit (RSA) recommendations designed to upgrade the road Star Rating.

The iRAP Star Rating and Safer Roads Investment Plans will be used by the Department to prioritize road safety improvements and investments.

By identifying road segments with a lower Star Rating, resources will be optimized on interventions to greatly improve safety and reduce the number of crashes, injuries and fatalities on the network.

Partner-led iRAP activity has already assessed nearly 12,500 km of roads and designs, and 125 schools in The Philippines, influencing the safety of over US$2.2 billion of road infrastructure investment.

According to iRAP’s Safety Insights Explorer, achieving UN Target 4 for greater than 75% of travel on 3-star or better roads for all road users in the country by 2030 is estimated to save 4,295 lives a year, and nearly  945,000 lives and serious injuries over the 20-year life of road treatments, with an economic benefit of USD$50.2 billion – $11.90 for every $1 spent.

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