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iRAP and 3M Announce Partnership to Improve Safety for School Children Around the World

9 June 2020

The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) and 3M announced today that 3M has become a Global Programme Partner in iRAP’s  Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) programme.   3M will provide an annual contribution to support the programme and its goal of ensuring that children are able to travel safely to and from school.

Road crashes are the biggest killer of young people worldwide and the life-changing impact of injury affects children all around the world.  iRAP developed the SR4S system as an evidence-based tool for measuring, managing and communicating children’s exposure to risk on a journey to school.  It supports quick interventions that help save lives and prevent serious injuries.  SR4S allows the easy assessment of road infrastructure and speed management features and calculates a Star Rating where 1-star is the least safe and 5-star is the safest.

iRAP is a UK registered charity with an objective of international promotion of road safety improvement and road quality for public benefit.  iRAP has a vision for a world free of high-risk roads.

The SR4S programme officially launched at the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety which took place in Sweden in February 2020.  3M joins SR4S as the first of five Global Programme Partners that will support the SR4S Programme, along with the Founding Sponsor FedEx and Major Donor FIA Foundation.

Star Rating for Schools has, thus far, accessed over 770 schools across five continents and was awarded a Prince Michael International Safety Award in 2018.

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