Our vision is a world where children travel safely to and from school

Let’s make every school journey safe for our kids! 

Each day 500 children are killed in preventable traffic crashes around the world. Sometimes they are killed just yards from the school entrance.

Each traffic death and injury violates a child’s right to an education.

Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) is an award-winning evidence-based programme of tools, training and support to measure, manage and communicate the risk children are exposed to on a journey to school.

SR4S is informing strategic investment in infrastructure upgrades saving lives and preventing serious injuries every day. It is also empowering global and community advocacy to address the leading killer of young people world-wide – road traffic deaths.

Safe Crossings, Safe Journeys: How Moldova is Prioritizing Children’s Safety on the Road

The Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) tool, developed by iRAP, helped assess the safety of nine schools in Moldova in 2023. Subsequently, three school zones in Balti, Singerei, and Ungheni municipalities saw significant upgrades particularly safer crossings for...

3M Champions School Safety in Latin America with Star Rating for Schools

Local engineers in Costa Rica received training from 3M to conduct SR4S assessments Image credit (above and right): 3M Equipping Local Authorities: In April 2024, 3M, iRAP, and local stakeholders joined forces to train local engineers in Costa Rica and 100 police...

School Safety in Palestine: Local Action for Global Child Road Safety Crisis

Every year, an estimated 1.19 deaths are reported worldwide as a result of road traffic crashes. This tragedy particularly affects children and young adults aged 5-29, making it the leading cause of death in this age group (WHO, 2023). Palestine: A recent project was...

Safer School Zones in Bolivia: La Paz Implements Collaborative Project for Enhanced Safety

School Road Safety a Global Concern Road safety is a crucial issue in Latin America, where children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable. Each day, approximately 500 children die in road crashes worldwide, making school environments critical areas for safety...

Putting Children First: Baguio City (Philippines) Launches Project for Safer School Zones

Equipping Stakeholders for Safer Routes University of the Philippines – National Center for Transportation Studies (UP-NCTS), along with Clean Air Asia, Sustainable Mobility in Metropolitan Regions in ASEAN (SMMR), and Baguio City joined forces to equip local...

From Assessment to Action: Star Rating for Schools Makes a Difference in Botswana Schools

23 May 2024: The Australian College of Road Safety (ACRS) International Outreach Chapter (IOC) hosted an online event focusing on the Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) programme and its success in Botswana. The session including speakers Gale Motlhajoe, Co-Chair...

120 Years of FIA: Celebrating Partnerships for Safer Journeys

Original article from iRAP website More than 150 FIA mobility clubs in 96 countries are partnering with iRAP to support their advocacy and action to create safer journeys for members supported by the iRAP Methodology and tools. As clubs gather in Uzbekistan this week...

AI&Me Scalability Analysis Report – empowering youth at the heart of mobility

Original content from the AIP Foundation  AIP Foundation's innovative Big Data and AI road safety program, AI&Me: Empowering Youth for Safer Roads, has been positively engaging youth to raise their voices for safe mobility across Vietnam. Earlier this year,...

Leveraging regional strengths for safer school zones across Asia Pacific with Star Ratings for Schools in Nepal

Image credit: AIP Foundation Original article from the AIP Foundation KATHMANDU, Nepal – April 22-24, 2024 In October 2023, the AIP Foundation, FIA Foundation, and iRAP (International Road Assessment Programme) were proud to announce a new collaboration to build...

Making Safe School Zones a Reality: First Implementation of the Safe School Zones Guide in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Original article from the AIP Foundation HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – May 9, 2024 Vietnam’s Safe School Zones Guide (SSZ Guide) brings safe school zones a step closer to being a reality for students nationwide. Two years in the making, this SSZ Guide is a comprehensive...

Star Rating for Schools April 2024 Newsletter

The latest Star Rating for Schools newsletter is out now – read some great stories of how SR4S Lead Partners are engaging partners and leading safer infrastructures around the world.In this issue: Decimal Star Ratings (DSR): All you need to know Prudential Cambodia...

Enhancing Road Safety for School Journeys: The Launch of the Safe School Zones Guide in Vietnam

Children around the world face significant dangers on the roads, especially when traveling to and from school. In Vietnam alone, statistics from the National Traffic Safety Committee show that road traffic accidents involving children under 18 accounted for 10.63% of...

Prudential Cambodia and AIP Foundation make Stueng Sen High School safer through their Safe School Zone Infrastructure Modification project

Original content from AIP Foundation KAMPONG THOM Province, Cambodia – February 07, 2024 As part of the SAFE STEPS – Road Safety programme, with support from Prudence Foundation through Prudential Cambodia, completed road safety modifications at Stueng Sen High school...

Avoid Accident: Making school zone safety a priority in India

Road safety remains a critical developmental challenge and a significant public health issue worldwide. According to WHO, India contributes a disproportionately high number of road traffic fatalities, with at least one out of 10 global road crash deaths occurring in...

Empowering change: PEC Students champion safer school zones in India

Image credits above and below: PEC students Empowering Change in India: PEC Students Champion Safer School Zones with technical support of accredited SR4S Quality Reviewer The following article is originally from the Hindustan Times When it comes to road safety,...

Zimbabwe youth leaders advocating for safer school zones with SR4S

As a 2022 Local Actions Winner, awarded by the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety to help address the most pressing issues in the city or area where the youth member belongs,  Zimbabwe youth advocate Tendekayi Marapara and his peers have initiated the “Safer...

Safe Journeys for Children: SR4S recommended in the “Cities for and with Children and Youth” Research Publication series

"Cities for and with Children and Youth: Ideas to Inspire Action" is a part of the Research Series: "Cities for Children and Youth," published by the Global Alliance – Cities4Children. This comprehensive publication comprises eight guides that delve into various...

Safer school journeys for Armenian students with SR4S

One school among 40 schools assessed in the project (Image credit: Artyom Petrosyan) The Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) in Armenia project, a joint collaboration between the Armenian Association of the Official Representatives of Automanufacturers (AORA) and the...

AI&Me: Empowering youth for safer roads becomes a reality across Vietnam

Image credit : AIP Foundation The following article is originally from the AIP Foundation  GIA LAI, YEN BAI and HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – March 15, 2024 The innovative Big Data road safety program, AI&Me: Empowering Youth for Safer Roads, has been positively...

Decimal Star Ratings (DSR): All you need to know

Decimal star ratings calculated for locations assessed with SR4S Currently, decimal star ratings are calculated for each location assessed and approved with SR4S. With the DSR, it is possible to see where in the band the rating is. For example, a star rating of 3.5...

Uganda children’s school journeys made safer with the Safe School Zones assessment Road Safety Programme

In Uganda, 2,377 pedestrians were reported to be seriously injured in road crashes in 2021 by police. Contributing to these risks was the lack of infrastructure for pedestrians, where only 2% of 40km/h+ speed limit-roads assessed in the country have formal sidewalks...

Updated Star Rating for Schools online course – now available in English and Spanish!

We are pleased to announce that the new Spanish edition of the Star Rating for Schools Online Course by iRAP is now available!  The English version was also updated in 2023. This new version considers the changes in the model that were introduced last year as well as...

Paving the way for safer roads: Celebrating women in road safety for International Women’s Day

This International Women's Day, we applaud the incredible contributions of women who are making our roads safer for everyone. The theme for International Women's Day 2024, #InspireInclusion and #Countherin perfectly reflects the importance of gender inclusivity in...

Attention SR4S users in the USA: Big grant opportunity to make your community safer!

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced a $1.25 Billion Grant Opportunity to that can improve safety around schools and on all roads in your community! Their Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant program supports projects that can save lives....

SR4S & SARSAI training for Botswana’s District Road Safety committees

Closing ceremony. Image credit: EA991 From 12-16 February 2024, 26 members from Botswana’s District Road Safety Committees and National Road Audit Committee attended training on Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) and School Area Road Safety Assessments and Improvements...

Road safety training for African FIA Clubs in Tanzania with a focus on safer journeys to schools

Image credit: FIA Foundation Representatives of nine African Council of Touring and Automobile Clubs (ACTA) from Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Nigeria gathered in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania for a three-day road safety...

Local actions project utilises SR4S methodology – Cameroon

Image Credits: Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety Original article from the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety website The project “Waka Fine To School” looks to integrate the Safe System Approach to provide safer routes to school for students thus resulting...

SR4S training features in the latest Cities4Children blog

A blog published on the Cities4Children website titled ”3 courses to kickstart your learning towards Cities for Children in 2024”, and written by the Urban Hub Team at Save the Children International, features the Star Rating for Schools training. at Save the Children...

Safer steps to school: Infrastructure improvements boost road safety around Zambian schools

Image credits: Zambia Road Safety Trust Every day, children in Zambia face the dangers of the road on their way to and from school. In 2021 alone, 10% of the 2,163 road fatalities in the country were innocent children. Recognizing this urgent need, a powerful...

Another school environment made safer in Chile

Images credit: Automóvil Club de Chile A third school - Jardín Infantil Pequeños y Pequeñas Artistas preschool has been upgraded and assessed with SR4S by Automóvil Club de Chile this year in addition to Hernán Olguín Maibeé School and Jardín Infantil Las Vizcachitas...

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