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.

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

Closing ceremony. Image credit: EA991 From 12-16 February 2024, members from 26 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 Cities4Children website titled ”3 courses to kickstart your learning towards Cities for Children in 2024”, and written by Urban Hub Team at Save the Children International, features the Star Rating for Schools training....

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...

High-level Road Safety Stakeholders’ Forum in Botswana advocating for improving school zone safety in the country with SR4S

Image credit: EA991 The High-level Road Safety Stakeholders' Forum on Enhancing Child and Adolescent Safety in Botswana's Primary and Secondary Schools was held on 28 November 2023 by Emergency Assist 991 and funded by FIA Road Safety Grant Programme 2023. The aim of...

FIA Region II Clubs Enhance School Zone Safety Expertise

From November 14 to 23, FIA Region II Clubs participated in a series of four online training sessions focused on enhancing school zone safety. The training program, organized by iRAP in collaboration with AIP Foundation and supported by the FIA Foundation, aimed to...

Scalability Survey: Tools to empower youth and SR4S assessments for safer roads

We would like to invite you to participate in our short survey to evaluate the potential for scalability and replicability of these tools and how iRAP tools can continue to support the SR4S community to save lives. The survey is less than 10 minutes, and we appreciate your feedback by COB 14 November 2023.

Launch of the AI&Me Music Video encourages youth to speak up for safer streets and safer mobility all across Vietnam

Image Credit: AIP Foundation - Students participated in performances of the music video to raise awareness among their peers on the importance of safe school zones. Original article post by AIP Foundation - read full article here As part of our innovative Big Data...

Safe and Healthy Journeys to School in Botswana

Botswana school zone received vital road safety improvements through collaboration between the automobile club Emergency Assist 991 and road safety NGO Amend, supported by FIA Foundation.
Gaborone West Junior Secondary School in Botswana has undergone life-saving infrastructure improvements to make the school journey safer for over 800 pupils.

YOURS Campaign: #ClaimingOurSpace and Raising our Voice – Youth Consultation 2023

Inviting young people aged 15-35 from anywhere in the world to take part in the Consultation by completing an interactive online survey to collate and gather unique insights that will help shape the GYC’s future work as well as formulate policy documents that will empower young leaders to demand and deliver change on a local level.

Building on international collaboration to leverage regional strengths for safer school zones across Asia Pacific

AIP Foundation, FIA Foundation, and iRAP are proud to announce a new collaboration to build capacity for all FIA Region II Clubs. Funded by the FIA Foundation, the first phase of the program will focus on the Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) methodology developed by iRAP.

Automóvil Club de Chile launch school environment improvements – Puente Alto, Chile

As part of the Global Road Safety Programme – Star Rating for Schools and the FIA Road Safety Grant Programme 2022, the Automóvil Club de Chile launched their second intervention to improve school environments. The location was a kindergarten and nursey “Las...

SR4S partners join the discussion at the world’s largest gathering of young people

Image: “Driving Change: Youth Engagement for Improved Road Safety” Session (Credit: FIA Foundation) Road safety remains a critical concern for children and adolescents because road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for young people aged 5–29 years....

Star Rating for Schools September 2023 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: Welcome to our new SR4S Coordinator - Minh Vo iRAP and partners awarded...

iRAP welcomes new Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) Coordinator, Minh Vo

We are excited to announce that Ms Minh Vo is joining the iRAP team as Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) Coordinator. Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) is an evidence-based program for measuring, managing and communicating the risk children are exposed to on a journey to...

Improving the Safety of School Zones across FIA Region II

AIP Foundation and iRAP are partnering to deliver a training programme to Region II clubs exploring the implementation of safety interventions around schools and how assessment programmes can be scaled up to deliver safe speeds and infrastructure around schools. The project will also provide in-country support to select Region II Clubs to adopt structured school safety programmes.

Youth Participation in School Safety Zones Assessment: A Case Study in Indonesia

A peer reviewed paper has been published in the Journal of Road Safety (Vol. 34, Issue 2, 2023) titled 'Youth Participation in School Safety Zones Assessment: A Case Study in Indonesia' and authored by Estiara Ellizar, Sukma Larastiti, Titis Efrindu Bawono, Windu...

Safer School Zone improvements celebrated in Zimbabwe

In a recent LinkedIn post, Youth Advocate Tendekayi Marapara celebrated the implementation of road improvements around a local primary school as part of the Safer School Zones project, implemented in Zimbabwe. A video summarising the project and its importance to the...

TKA undertake SR4S assessments to understand safety around Lithuanian schools

In 2023, specialists of the Public Enterprise Transport Competence Agency (TKA) conducted studies, which included the use of SR4S assessments, to evaluate the safety of infrastructure around five private and five state Lithuanian schools in Vilnius and Kaunas.

Peru awarded honourable mention for SR4S project

In the Good Urban Management Category, the Ministry of Transport and Communications has been awarded an Honourable mention for its Safe School Environments Program which is using SR4S to evaluate and improve the safety of school journeys around its municipality schools in Peru.

Portugal’s National Strategy for Active Pedestrian Mobility 2030 recommends Star Rating for Schools to assess safety and walkability

Portugal’s new National Strategy for Active Pedestrian Mobility 2030 recommends for the use of iRAP Star Rating for Schools for walkability assessment studies to assess risk, star rate safety and inform investment to save lives and prevent serious injuries.

Implementation of Safe School Zone in the Condado sector (Ecuador)

The Municipality of Quito, through Epmmop and with the support Star Rating for Schools Global Programme Partner 3M, developed the safe school zone project in the area of ​​the Sixto Durán Ballén school.

A global road safety program that seeks to protect children in their school environments arrives in Chile

The Star Rating for School programme will be executed by Automóvil Club de Chile (ACC) and the first intervention will be carried out in a school in the Lo Espejo commune, as part of a project to implement 200 school road safety improvements throughout the country in five years.

A road safety journey from a SR4S Youth Leader

Tendekayi Marapara, a road safety advocate, shares his road safety journey- Part 1

8 projects funded for safer school streets – FIA Road Safety Grants announced

The FIA has announced the recipients of their 2023 Road Safety Grants Programme in four streams, including to clubs to support safer school journeys. Eight projects will implement the FIA School Assessment Toolkit, three will promote Helmet and Motorcycle Safety, five will deploy the ‘Drive in the Moment’ toolkit to fight Distracted Driving, and eight will focus on Partnership Support.

iRAP receives Google support to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Road Safety

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI), iRAP’s Star Rating for Schools and AiRAP partnerships will be scaled up to provide 3-star or better journeys to school and address road traffic crashes that are the leading cause of death among children and young people worldwide.

What makes a 3-star or better school journey?

Every four minutes, a child dies in a traffic crash around the world. Many others are permanently injured. Children walking to school are particularly vulnerable. In many countries, most crashes involving children happen within 500m from the school, many of them at...

Global Alliance member HOVITA used SR4S assessments for a ‘Scaling up Advocacy for Safe School Zone Uganda – Gulu City Pilot Project’

Excerpt from Global Review on Road Traffic Safety and Successful Establishment of Safe School Zones Safe Environment for Children Report Page 14: 3.2.1 Scaling Up Advocacy For Safe School Zone Uganda- Gulu City Pilot Project Hope for Victims of Traffic Accidents...

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