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Saving lives by eliminating high risk roads - Master Class

25 October 2021

Thursday 4th NOVEMBER

Speaker: Dr Suzy Charman- Executive Director of the Road Safety Foundation

The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) is a dedicated to saving lives by eliminating high risk roads throughout the world. Like many life-saving charities working in the public health arena, we use a robust, evidence-based approach to prevent unnecessary deaths and suffering.  iRAP works in partnership with governments, road authorities, mobility clubs, development banks, NGOs and research organisations to:

  • Inspect high-risk roads and develop Star Ratings, Risk Maps and Safer Roads Investment Plans
  • Provide training, technology and support that will build and sustain national, regional and local capability
  • Track road safety performance so that funding agencies can assess the benefits of their investments.

The masterclass will give an overview of the iRAP approach that offers road safety practitioners a proactive methodology for identifying and treating risk . Suzy will introduce the iRAP analysis tools ViDA in the masterclass and will provide a preview of plans for a new route review tool that will make road safety impact assessment extremely accessible and easy to perform.

 Suzy Charman has worked in the field of road safety for 17 years. She started her road safety career at EuroRAP where she was the international programme manager and oversaw the establishment of iRAP. After that, she was Head of International Road Safety at TRL, before joining the Road Safety Foundation in 2017 where she is now Executive Director.

Suzy leads a thriving programme at the Road Safety Foundation including provision of support to National Highways for their iRAP Star Rating work, leadership of the Older Drivers Task Force, supporting local authorities with their iRAP programmes, undertaking research on urban mobility and speed. Suzy is also a trustee of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund and a member of the RoadSafe Advisory panel.

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