Home Menu Search

iRAP receives Prince Michael Award for work saving lives in 100 countries

10 December 2020

iRAP is proud and honoured to be awarded a 2020 Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for its charitable work saving thousands of lives in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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.

For the full press release please access iRAP's website.

Related news, events and information

A Decade of Action for Safer Roads 2011-2020

3 March 2021 – One year on from the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, Prince MIchael International Road Safety...

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...

iRAP Star Ratings of NACTO-GDCI's Global Street Design Guide

8 October 2020 – iRAP is proud to announce the release of the new iRAP Star Ratings of NACTO-GDCI's Global Street Design...

The International Road Assessment Programme: 2019 achievements

14 December 2019 – Across 102 countries, the International Road Assessment Programme and its partners have Star Rated over 1...

Star Rating for Schools Global App

1 September 2017 – iRAP Star Rating for Schools Global App is the first ever systematic evidence-based approach for analysing the...

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...

Latest iRAP metrics chart global growth in safer roads, innovation, investment and learning

9 August 2021 – The latest metrics as at 30 June chart growth in safer roads activities and investments across the world along...

iRAP announces ninth centre of excellence

7 November 2018 – Chulalongkorn University and iRAP have signed a Centre of Excellence agreement today, which will support the...

Star Rating for Schools global app

14 November 2017 – Global interest is growing in safer journeys to school with the pilot of the Star Rating for Schools (SR4S)...