The 2015 iRAP Innovation Workshop

The UN has included a road safety target in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Our challenge is to provide the catalyst and capacity to make the target of reducing road deaths to less than 600,000 per year by 2020 achievable.

Mari-El Republic: iRAP Safety Assessment and Recommended Countermeasures (in Russian)

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In an effort to prevent road traffic deaths and injuries, the Bloomberg Philanthropies announced in November 2009 a $125 million Global Road safety Program in 10 countries (“RS10”) over 2010-2014 and formed a consortium of 6 partners to implement it. Under RS10 the Global Road Safety Facility agreed to assess the infrastructure safety of key […]

Before-and-after studies using crash data and iRAP protocols

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There are many ways to evaluate improvements to road infrastructure to check that they are reducing risk. It is possible to monitor safety at particular locations or over networks as a whole. Over a long period of time, it is possible to check if the number of crashes has reduced at locations where infrastructure has […]

iRAP Case Study 1: Safety first: how road authorities in London are reversing the trend

One of the busiest cities on the planet has made huge inroads to improving road safety. Although the three Es have played a vital role in ensuring 2010 targets were hit ahead of schedule, an altogether different approach may be needed in the future

iRAP case study 2: Republic Enemy: how Ireland’s road authorities are confronting bad road design

For the first time since 1986, the Republic of Ireland has moved below the average EU road death rate. Employing common sense engineering modifications, victory could now be within sight for the country’s safety officials.

iRAP case study 3: Designs for life: How an Australian state is dealing with road safety

Victorian officials have a vested interest in maintaining the state’s leading position in road safety. By investing heavily in reducing injuries and saving lives, the entire community is reaping the rewards

iRAP case study 4: What goes around…How Brazil has rediscovered the merits of the roundabout

Roundabouts have proved to be a highly cost-effective presence on the roads of Brazil. Inexpensive to construct, their benefits in the reduction of road deaths and vehicle collisions are incalculable.

iRAP case study 5: Circle of Influence: How France has used roundabouts to cut casualties

The burgeoning growth of roundabouts in France is testament to their emerging popularity across the globe. A key reason behind the steady rise of the roundabout is the positive impact it has on road safety.