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Helping Save Lives in Zambia Workshop

Helping Save Lives in Zambia Workshop

The Zambia Road Safety Trust (ZRST) hosted an online "iRAP Helping Save Lives in Zambia" Workshop today profiling dynamic work underway and planned in the country informed by the iRAP Methodology. The Workshop Programme (with presentation links where provided)...

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Road safety investment potential showcased to insurers

Road safety investment potential showcased to insurers

Moral and market failure in road safety is leaving victims and the transport system vulnerable with few financial incentives for reform according to iRAP, yet results-based financing holds promise. The true cost of road crashes, who bears them and the potential for...

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Ecuador survey underway to inform IDB investment

Ecuador survey underway to inform IDB investment

An assessment of two high-risk roads in Ecuador commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank will inform IDB investment in the prioritization and monitoring of road safety improvements in partnership with The Ministry of Transport and Public Works. The project...

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EuroRAP News: First Star Rating for Andorra

EuroRAP News: First Star Rating for Andorra

Andorra’s first EuroRAP assessment of 80km is underway to understand the level of safety built in to the road network and identify a safer roads investment plan to reduce fatalities and injuries. Typically, Andorra experiences a large influx of tourism and according...

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Exciting South Africa RAP progress

Exciting South Africa RAP progress

Exciting progress is underway in South Africa with over 16,000km of recent Star Rating assessments supporting the work of local state agencies to identify and eliminate high-risk roads. Supported by iRAP Accredited Supplier ARRB Systems SA, almost 7,000km of...

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G7 Build Back Better World (B3W) Partnership announced

G7 Build Back Better World (B3W) Partnership announced

Investment in 3-star or better road infrastructure, led by the G7 Build Back Better World (B3W) Partnership launched this week, has immense potential to save lives and support the achievement of UN Targets 3 and 4. The Build Back Better World (B3W) Partnership is an...

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Vietnam’s 2030 Strategy targets 3-star or better

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,...

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SR4S newsletter now available – May 2021 edition

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...

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Partnerships take #Love30 messaging global

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,...

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Innovation update: iRAP Star Rating model review

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’...

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MIROS re-signs as iRAP Centre of Excellence

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...

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

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...

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UNGRSW underway with Australian Road Safety Week launch

UNGRSW underway with Australian Road Safety Week launch

UN Global Road Safety Week commenced yesterday with the Australian National Road Safety Week launch in Adelaide themed Lead the Way, Drive So Others Survive and calling for 3-star or better road infrastructure. Across Australia, the country’s favourite buildings,...

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Omdena Challenge collaborators share results

Omdena Challenge collaborators share results

Collaborators on the Omdena iRAP 8 Week Challenge which aimed to crowd source AI-based solutions to map crash risk and generate iRAP star rating attribute data have shared some of their publication results. Earlier this year, 50 AI and machine learning experts...

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