Our vision is a world free of high risk roads
The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) is a registered charity dedicated to preventing the more than 3,500 road deaths that occur every day worldwide.
Our working includes:
- inspecting high-risk roads and developing Star Ratings and Safer Roads Investment Plans
- providing training, technology and support that will build and sustain national, regional and local capability
- tracking road safety performance so that funding agencies can assess the benefits of their investments
Road Assessment Programmes (RAP) are now active in some 70 countries throughout Europe; North, Central and South America, Africa and Asia Pacific.
iRAP is co-chair of the Safer Roads Pillar of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration.
iRAP benefits from the generous financial support of the:
- FIA Foundation
- Road Safety Fund (jointly managed by the FIA Foundation and the World Health Organisation)
- Global Road Safety Facility
This support enables us to provide safety tools and software to low-income and middle-income countries free-of-charge and give the programmatic support needed to ensure that assessments are completed to the same, high-quality consistency around the world.
We are very fortunate to have lasting partnerships with many road authorities, automobile associations, multilateral development banks, research institutes, donors and non-government organisations.
Centres of Excellence
The establishment of iRAP Centres of Excellence around the world is designed to focus expertise, ownership and leadership for the programmes at a technical level. The Centres of Excellence are peak organisations that have a demonstrated excellence in road safety engineering and are focused on activities for the public good.
A network of accredited road safety professionals and companies capable of competitively bidding to provide high-quality iRAP assessments is growing.
The Trustees are responsible for the proper administration of iRAP, have a duty to act collectively, and act in the public interest. iRAP remains bound by the laws of the UK, including the Charities Act 1993 (as amended by the Charities Act 2006) and Bribery Act 2010. We take a zero tolerance approach to bribery and this is set out in our Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy adopted by the Board of Trustees in March 2012.
All Trustees must sign a Trustee Declaration and complete a Register of Interests. In addition to the requirements of iRAPâ€™s Memorandum and Articles of Association, iRAP has adopted a Conflicts of Interest Policy and a Code of Conduct for Trustees.