iRAP receives Prince Michael Award for work saving lives in 100 countries
iRAP and its partners have now assessed the safety of 1.5 million km of road, helped make over US$80 billion of infrastructure investment safer, trained nearly 30,000 engineers and road safety practitioners and informed safer school journeys in every continent.
iRAP CEO Rob McInerney said iRAP’s vision for a world free of high-risk roads for all road users is achievable and thanked the thousands of partners worldwide who have now extended the charity’s impact to more than 100 countries.
“iRAP and our partners have helped eliminate high-risk roads, high-risk streets and high-risk journeys to school across the world. We are united in our passion to save lives and reduce road trauma and appreciate the amazing support of our major donor, the FIA Foundation, to make it all happen.
“We are so proud of the incredible work of local road assessment programmes and partners like BrazilRAP, EuroRAP, ThaiRAP, MyRAP, IndiaRAP, usRAP, KiwiRAP, ChinaRAP, AusRAP and SARAP. Our development partners like the Global Road Safety Facility and all of the multi-lateral development banks. Our Star Rating for Schools sponsor FedEx and global partner 3M and all of the SR4S Lead Partners. Together they are identifying and assessing high-risk roads, mobilising investment, ensuring road designs and upgrades meet the 3-star or better global standard and advocating in the corridors of power and streets of their communities to eliminate high-risk roads for all road users.
“They are road safety champions of the highest order and iRAP is proud to support them in driving change that is saving lives every day,” Mr McInerney said.
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