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

WE ALL WANT THE BEST 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 evidence-based tool for measuring, managing and communicating the risk children are exposed to on a journey to school. It supports quick interventions that save lives and prevent serious injuries from day one.

The United Nations has included road safety in its Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.6. SR4S is key to meeting these global targets for child and adolescent pedestrians.

SR4S was awarded a prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in December 2018, recognising the application’s huge potential to reduce risk and save the lives of pedestrians worldwide.

Launch of the AI&Me Youth Engagement App encourages young voices to champion safer mobility in Vietnam

As part of our innovative Big Data road safety project, AI&Me: Empowering youth for safer roads, we are excited to launch the Youth Engagement App (YEA) pilot in Ho Chi Minh City, Pleiku City, and Yen Bai starting December 2022 to January 2023. The launch engages...

Star Rating for Schools December 2022 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: Launch of SR4S interactive tool to share global safety upgrade...

KRSD Trust and Lea Primary School, Nigeria video receives an Honorable mention in the International Safety Media Awards 2022

HONORABLE MENTION in the Short Video category for Star Rating for Schools - KRSD Trust and Lea Primary School, Nigeria video We are delighted to announce that SR4S and our represented partners have an Honorable mention at the  International Safety Media Awards for...

SR4S features in FIA Foundation Annual Report 2022

Our major donor the FIA Foundation has just released their 2022 report which once again highlights some of the  Star Rating for Schools’ significant achievements. The FIA Foundation reports on its charitable activities in 2022, including participating in the first UN...

Zugdidi City Municipality (Georgia) set 30km/h speed limit around school zones

Image credit: EASST Original article published by EASST here Municipal authorities in the Georgian region of Zugdidi are in the process of setting 30km/h speed limits around all school zones in the municipality. 40 school zones in Zugdidi city have already had new...

Tres Cantos Council (Spain) launches ‘Safe School Roads’ project, resulting in infrastructure improvements

Image credit: Tres Cantos City Council Project Background: During the 2021-2022 school year, Royal Automobile Club of Spain (RACE) has designed and implemented, together with the FIA Foundation, the Road Safety Plan “Caminos Escolares Seguros” in the Madrid...

Youth Engagement App training launch allows young voices to champion safer mobility

Image credits: AIP Foundation As part of the AIP Foundation’s innovative Big Data road safety program, AI&Me: Empowering youth for safer roads, AIP Foundation, iRAP and the Ministry of Transport (MOT) hosted the first hands-on training of the Youth Engagement APP...

FIA School Assessment Toolkit presented at the first COFO Road Safety Meeting in Poland

Image credit (above and right): Rafaela Machado, iRAP Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) Global Programme Coordinator Rafaela Machado had the opportunity to attend the first ever FIA Region I Coordination Forum for Eastern and Central European Countries (COFO) Road Safety...

National and local governments in central Vietnam receive two prestigious international awards for prioritizing safe school zones to safeguard every child’s journey to school

Image credit: AIP Foundation Original content from AIP Foundation: www.aip-foundation.org/national-and-local-governments-in-central-vietnam-receive-two-prestigious-international-awards-for-prioritizing-safe-school-zones-to-safeguard-every-childs-journey-to-school/ For...

Star Rating for Schools interactive tool to share global safety upgrade insights

We are excited to announce the launch of a new ‘Safe Schools Tracker’ – a Star Ratings for Schools (SR4S) interactive report that shares insights about how safety around schools is being improved.   SR4S is an evidence-based tool for measuring, managing and...

India’s National Dialogue on Road Safety for Children

IndiaRAP Technical Manager Jigesh Bhavsar presented at a National Dialogue on Road Safety for Children Workshop in Delhi today, marking the occasion of National Engineers Day in the country. The one-day workshop drew leading road safety stakeholders committed to...

Show me the way: Big Data reveals highest-risk schools in Vietnam

In three Vietnamese cities homing over 9 million people, how can we begin to identify the highest risk school zones and the children who use them daily to tackle the leading killer of youth – road traffic crashes. The answer? Big Data. A Big Data Screening Methodology...

FIA Americas Congress focusses on road safety and shares SR4S outcomes in the region

Original article from FIA Foundation - www.fiafoundation.org/news/latin-america-fia-congress-focuses-on-road-safety  The FIA Foundation joined mobility and sport clubs from across North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, for the FIA Americas Congress in...

New Report Promotes Walking and Cycling in Africa

A new Walking and Cycling in Africa Report shares critical evidence (including iRAP data) and good practice (such as Star Rating for Schools) for governments and decision makers to inspire action to retain, protect and enable people that walk and cycle. “This report...

Attention USA partners! $5 billion in US Grants available until 15 September

A new SS4A Grant Scheme is delivering $5 billion in funding over five years to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries in the United States and Star Rating for Schools can beautifully support project applications. The new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A)...

Global Youth Advocate leads innovative Workshop in Indonesia as part of GRSLC Fellowship

Roadside surveys conducted in teams, role played appeals to decision-makers, and a social media challenge, were all part of an innovative "Safer Roads Save our Lives" Workshop held last Saturday in Indonesia coinciding with International Day of Youth. Nearly 60...

New Policymakers’ Toolkit to support youth engagement

Youth for Road Safety (YOURS) has released a new Policymakers’ Toolkit, a unique advocacy document that will help iRAP partners, policymakers and decision-makers to meaningfully engage with young people for improved road safety. Tragically, road traffic injuries have...

Star Rating for Schools July 2022 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: How to get started UN High-level Meeting for Road Safety brings...

Partnership for Road Safety use SR4S to identify and assess high risk schools in Georgia

Image credit: EASST Original article published by EASST With the support of the FIA Road Safety Grants Programme and the FIA Foundation, EASST have been working with local partners in Georgia – Partnership for Road Safety and the Georgian FIA Club, the Georgian Motor...

UN High-level Meeting for Road Safety brings world leaders together for a Decade of Action and Delivery

Image credit: Global Alliance of NGO's for Road Safety iRAP Partners’ work in more than 100 countries and the critical need for high-level prioritisation of safe road infrastructure were key focusses of the UN High-level Meeting on Road Safety, held from 30 June to 1...

Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) – The Case of Zamboanga and Valenzuela Cities in the Philippines – featured in Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies

Authors from University of the Philippines Diliman Abstract: This study uses the tool developed by the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) called “Star Rating for Schools” or SR4S. It is a systematic and evidence-based tool for assessing and managing the...

Cities4Children meets and launches publication at World Urban Forum 11

Image credit: Cities 4 Children Alliance In June, iRAP joined the Cities 4 Children Alliance members in Katowice, Poland to discuss the next phase of the Alliance. The alliance is an interdisciplinary network of 27 organisations working together to ensure that child...

RACE and the FIA Foundation launch “Safe School Journeys”

Image credit: RACE Original article published by RACE During the 2021-2022 school year, RACE has designed and implemented, together with the FIA Foundation, the Road Safety Plan "Caminos Escolares Seguros" in the Madrid municipalities of Guadalix de la Sierra and Tres...

Global Alliance showcase benefits of implementing 30 km/h speed limits at ITF Summit

The Global Alliance of NGO's for Road Safety held a livestream session 'Live from Leipzig 30 in Action' at the FIA booth during the International Transport Forum - 2020 Summit, in Germany last month. The event showcased the benefits of implementing  30 km/h limits...

SR4S Lead Partners meet to discuss road upgrades and updated app

Image credit: Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez In June 2022, iRAP held a meeting with SR4S Lead Partners in London. AIP Foundation, EASST, FIA, Gonzalo Rodriguez Foundation and Global Alliance joined iRAP to hear the progress of SR4S tools since the previous meeting in...

Automóvil Club de Chile promotes safer school journeys

Image credit: Automóvil Club de Chile (ACCHI) Original article published on FIA Foundation website  The FIA School Assessment Programme, based on iRAP’s Star Ratings for School (SR4S) methodology, was launched in Chile to improve the safety of children on their way to...

Kitwe City, FIA Foundation, Zambia Motor Sport Association and Zambia Road Safety Trust join forces to promote safer journeys to school

Image credits: Zambia Road Safety Trust Original article published on FIA Foundation website  According to the World Health Organization, over 3,500 people die in road traffic crashes every year in Zambia. To reduce road traffic fatalities and injuries in Kitwe, the...

SR4S Programme features in the Road Safety Actors Meeting in Brazil

We were pleased to join the Road Safety Actors Meeting in Brazil (9-10 June 2022) - a pre-meeting on national efforts ahead of the UN High-Level Meeting for Road Safety in New York last week. Star Rating for Schools Programme Coordinator Rafaela Machado presented on...

SR4S Global Programme Partner 3M launches global campaign improving 100 school zones by 2024

SR4S Global Programme Partner 3M brings visibility to an issue that is too often left in the dark. The company launched the Project School Zone Safety, a company initiative aimed to raise global awareness of the road dangers children face travelling to and from...

A local program with a global message: Accomplishing Streets for Life in Pleiku City, Vietnam

Image credit: AIP Foundation In May 2022, the AIP Foundation gathered with government partners, the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), the Ministry of Education and Training, the Ministry of Transport, the Gia Lai Provincial People’s Committee, the Gia Lai...
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