RAP Infrastructure Safety Management Tools

iRAP and its partners have developed a suite of tools that use the iRAP methodology to support infrastructure safety management globally and locally.

Tools developed with partners that use the iRAP methodology are known as RAP apps or Made Safer by iRAP apps. The iRAP methodology and related tools are overseen by the Global Technical Committee (GTC) and managed within the Innovation Framework.

​The tools support achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the Global Plan for Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 and Global Road Safety Performance Targets 3 and 4.

The tools can be used at all stages of a road’s lifecycle:

– Planning: includes strategy, policy and project concepts.
 Early design: includes feasibility and concept designs.
– Detailed design: includes final designs.
– Build (during construction): when traffic uses a road under construction.
– Open to traffic: after construction is complete.
– Maintaining and operating: normal operation of the road.

 

Tool/ProtocolDescriptionUN target/road lifecycleAccessType
Crash data
Crash data
Crash dataCrash Risk MappingUses detailed crash data to produce maps showing the risk arising from the interaction of road users, vehicles and the road environment.Road Lifecycle 3
Crash dataDRIVERAn open-source crash data system developed by the World Bank that can link with Risk Mapping and Star Ratings.Road Lifecycle 2
Infrastructure ratings
Infrastructure ratings
Infrastructure ratingsStar RatingsAn objective measure of the level of safety ‘built-in’ to the road for vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Road Lifecycle 2
Infrastructure ratingsStar Rating for SchoolsAn evidence-based tool for measuring, managing and communicating the risk children are exposed to as pedestrians.Road Lifecycle 1
Trauma estimation
Trauma estimation
Trauma estimation

Fatal and Serious Injury (FSI) Estimates

Provides estimates of FSIs along each segment of an existing road or design and supports the prioritisation of investment.Road Lifecycle 1
Trauma estimation

Australian National Risk Assessment Model (ANRAM)

Uses iRAP Star Ratings and crash data to provide enhanced fatality and serious injury estimates for Australian roads. Road Lifecycle 2
Investment planning
Investment planning
Investment planningSafer Roads Investment PlansDraws on data underpinning Star Ratings and FSI Estimates to determine the most cost-effective road safety upgrades. Road Lifecycle 1
Design
Design
DesignStar Rating for Designs (SR4D)A package of tools, knowledge products, support and other initiatives so that roads are built safe, right from the start. Road Lifecycle 5
Network scanning
Network scanning
Network scanningEuroRAP RPS 1.0Based on homogeneous sections and a limited set of road attributes that provide protection to car occupants. Road Lifecycle 2
Network scanningThaiRAP Lite Star RatingsDeveloped and used in Thailand with a subset of the Star Rating methodology and linked to a road asset database.Road Lifecycle 2
Network scanningAustroads StereotypesIllustrate Star Ratings for a range of typical cross-section and operating speed scenarios on the Australian road network. Road Lifecycle 4
Performance tracking
Performance tracking
Performance trackingPerformance TrackingUses Star Rating and Crash Risk Mapping to measure changes in road safety performance over time. Road Lifecycle 3
Policy and management
Policy and management
Policy and management

Vaccines for Roads

Includes business cases for investment, examples of how crashes affect real people and statistics on the world’s roads. Road Lifecycle 4
Policy and management

Road Safety Toolkit

The Road Safety Toolkit provides free information on the causes and prevention of serious road crashes.Road Lifecycle 1
Policy and management

Key Performance Indicators

Global Infrastructure KPIs provide the policy road map and recommended metrics for measuring road safety success.Road Lifecycle 4
Policy and management

Road Safety Country Profiles

This GRSF guide gives an assessment on the magnitude and complexity of road safety challenges faced by low-and middle-income countries (LMICs).Road Lifecycle 4
Enabling software
Enabling software
Enabling softwareViDAiRAP’s free-to-air online platform is the data processing engine for Star Ratings, FSI Estimates and Investment Plans, hosting data and analysing results, and the portal for iRAP’s enhanced tools including SR4D and the Star Rating Demonstrator. Road Lifecycle 1
Enabling softwareStar Rating DemonstratorThe Star Rating Demonstrator is a tool which can be used for small assessments of existing roads or road designs and provides a simple way to understand the iRAP models.Road Lifecycle 1
Enabling softwareSR4D Web AppThe SR4D Web App is a tool, supported by the World Bank, to assist with Star Rating designs and can be used for small to medium assessments of existing roads or road designs.Road Lifecycle 5
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