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iRAP reaches a milestone: saving lives in 100 countries

24 July 2019

Story from iRAP.

iRAP is celebrating reaching a milestone 100 countries. The charity and all of its partners are saving lives in more than half the countries of the world which accounts for 80% of the world’s population.

From Brazil to Iceland, Australia to Botswana, China to Slovakia, the International Road Assessment Programme and our partners have Star Rated over 1 million kilometres of roads, trained 19,000 engineers and influenced safety in over US$68 billion of safer road investment, in its vision for a world free of high risk roads.

iRAP CEO Rob McInerney said reaching the 100 countries milestone is a result of a great team effort from iRAP staff, our partners and the many thousands of people who have embraced our vision for a world free of high-risk roads. The charity is grateful for the support of the FIA Foundation in making all of our life-saving work possible. Key global and regional programme partners like the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility, Bloomberg Philanthropies, European Commission, Regional Development Banks, FedEx and ACEA help extend our shared success in saving lives.

“At the core of the iRAP partnerships is the energy, commitment and close partnerships of governments, mobility clubs, development banks, NGOs and road safety stakeholders working together to make their roads safer at a country level. This local ownership is the key to implementing iRAP’s tools, training and support in the most powerful and locally relevant way. We’ve seen great examples of national partners helping each other, for example ChinaRAP helping Pakistan, Spain helping Portugal, IndiaRAP helping Tanzania, Mexico helping Brazil and the local programme leads from Malaysia, Thailand, India and China all cooperating to share their success and impact,” he said.

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