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.

Bogotá, Colombia wins 2021 International Vison Zero for Youth Leadership Award

Image credit: Vision Zero for Youth Our congratulations to the Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, Claudia López for receiving the 2021 International Vision Zero for Youth Leadership Award. The Mayor of Bogotá has set specific goals are to reduce by 20% overall fatalities in...

Star Rating for Schools Results in Vietnam showcased

AIP Foundation, AA Vietnam and iRAP co-hosted the Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) with Hands-on Examples of Vietnam Webinar on 11 November with the support of the FIA and FIA Foundation. The webinar brought together over 60 SR4S technical experts, Region II FIA clubs...

NGOs handover Global Decade Plan with commitment call

Uruguay: Unidad Nacional de Seguridad Vial (UNASEV) receiving the Global Plan from iRAP Star Rating for Schools’ Lead Partner Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez Road safety NGOs in more than 20 countries, supported by local RAPs and YOURS, have met with national...

Join the Launch: New Global Plan for Decade of Action

We love the new Global Plan!  Join the Launch of the Global Plan for the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety this Thursday 28 October and hear how safer road infrastructure will help to halve global road deaths and injuries by 2030. The Plan has been developed by...

Automobile Club Moldova is assessing the safety of school roads

SR4S news from Europe: Automobile Club Moldova (ACM) has started implementing the FIA School Assessment Programme, which is based on the 10 steps presented in the FIA School Assessment Toolkit. Assessments around schools are supported by iRAP’s Star Rating for Schools...

SR4S newsletter now available – September 2021 edition

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: 10 projects funded for safer school streets with FIA Programme...

Special SR4S workshop ‘Creating 5-star school journeys’ presented at the Youth SDG Summit 

Star Rating for Schools and its potential impact to reduce childhood mortality was profiled last week alongside global youth issues such as poverty, climate change, refugee displacement, gender discrimination and health at the Global Youth SDG Summit, sharing the...

SR4S Quality Review: Ensuring reliable and consistent Star Ratings

Road attribute coding is one of the most important and demanding tasks in SR4S assessments. Errors can have a significant impact on the results, leading to incorrect Star Ratings. For this reason, all SR4S assessors are required to submit each location assessed for...

Kwapda’as Road Safety Demand Trust celebrates 10 years saving lives

At the core of every iRAP programme is a partnership to save lives. Working together to eliminate high-risk roads will unlock the win-win benefits of safer roads, leading to reduced burden on families, communities, and the health system. Kwapda’as Road Safety Demand...

SR4S Global Programme Coordinator selected to join the Youth Delegate Program of UNITE 2030

Star Rating for Schools‘ Coordinator Rafaela Machado has been selected to join the Youth Delegate Program of UNITE 2030 as one of 100 young global changemakers working to achieve the Global Goals by 2030. 100 delegates have been selected from 50 countries and the...

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

The awardees of the 2021 FIA School Assessment Programme grants (part of the Transformation grants), supported by the FIA Foundation, have been announced by FIA Mobility. Almost 250,000€ is to be provided to ten autoclubs world-wide to support activity to protect...

SR4S features in Helping Save Lives in Zambia Workshop

The Zambia Road Safety Trust (ZRST) hosted an online “iRAP Helping Save Lives in Zambia” Workshop today, attended by 24 stakeholders, profiling dynamic work underway and planned in the country informed by the iRAP Methodology. The Workshop Programme (with presentation...

SR4S useful resources (training series and case studies) now accessible in Portuguese

We are pleased to announce additional resources have been added to the SR4S website in Portuguese starratingforschools.org/pt/useful-resources/ This includes access to: Curso em vídeo SR4S (série de 4 partes em português) Baixe o folheto SR4S (português) Biblioteca de...

Learn at your own pace – SR4S video courses now available in English, Spanish and Portuguese

SR4S has launched a new resource to support partners worldwide to get ready to deliver 3-star or better safer school journeys supported by SR4S. The SR4S video courses are now available in English, Spanish and Portuguese, free of charge enabling you to learn at your...

FIA Autoclubs and iRAP partnerships delivering safer streets worldwide with support of FIA Foundation

Original article and image – FIA Foundation Growing collaboration between FIA automobile clubs and long-term FIA Foundation partner, iRAP, is creating safer streets worldwide through assessment and improvements to street infrastructure. Road traffic injuries are the...

Big data and youth voices unite for safer schools in Vietnam

An innovative pilot  by AI & Me, supported by Fondation Botnar, is using big data and AI to map pedestrian risk around 1,000 schools in Vietnam and develop an app to connect young voices with decision-makers for safer roads. AI&Me Project Manager Shanna...

SR4S features in Intertraffic article ‘Vision Zero and the race to reduce road deaths’

Star Rating for Schools Global Programme Coordinator Rafaela Machado was recently interviewed for an Intertraffic article 'Vision Zero and the race to reduce road deaths' (Published Monday 7 June 2021). Below are some excerpts from the article: Road safety in United...

SR4S newsletter now available – May 2021 edition

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: Demanding #StreetsForLife Improving local economy and job...

Advocacy Hub launched to support #StreetsforLife

To mark the start of the United Nations Global Road Safety Week, a new €15 million Advocacy Hub for safe streets has been launched by the FIA Foundation to support the policy change needed to limit speeds to 30 km/h (20 mph) on streets where children walk, live and...

SR4S useful materials now accessible in multiple languages!

The SR4S website has just been updated and is now available for instant translation in multi-languages to improve user experience. The content is now available in 5 languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Hindi. To view the SR4S website in the appropriate...

SR4S Train the Trainer course delivered to Global Alliance members

26 May 2021 iRAP delivered a SR4S Train the Trainer course to member organisations of the SR4S Lead Partner Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety. This was an exclusive training opportunity for SR4S Lead Partners, to help them empower local partners with the use of...

Child Injury Prevention Alliance hosts SR4S webinar

Across the United States of America, child pedestrians are facing unsafe streets on their way to and from school. As part of the United Nations Global Road Safety Week, the Child Injury Prevention Alliance (CIPA) hosted a webinar on May 18, covering Star Rating for...

Youth empowering youth on road safety

As part of the Youth Stars programme, Master Trainers delivered a four-week training for members of the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety to understand, use, and apply the SR4S methodology and its tools to rate school zones in their communities. Each week from 15...

Zambia Road Safety Trust leads on sustainable mobility

Zambia Road Safety Trust (ZRST) recently celebrated with stakeholders the launch of road improvements completed at Kamanga Primary and Matero Secondary School. Children and the community have now safer journeys to school with speed humps, bridges, bollards, zebra...

iRAP and YOURS proudly co-hosted a ‘Young Female Leadership on Sustainable Mobility’ Industry talk – Autonomy Digital 2.0!

We are delighted to announce we will be participating at Autonomy Digital 2.0, The world’s largest platform for sustainable mobility solutions held online over the 19 – 20 May 2021.

Clasificación de estrellas para materiales escolares ahora disponible en español

Ahora hay una variedad de materiales de Clasificación por estrellas para escuelas disponibles en español: Kit de herramientas de evaluación escolar de la FIA -school-assessment-toolkit.fia-grants.com/es/ Aprenda a su propio ritmo - curso de video SR4S - Registrarse...

2021 iRAP Peter Kissinger Runner-up Award goes to SR4S Global Programme Coordinator

The 2021 iRAP Peter Kissinger Award recipients were announced last month in a virtual celebration attended by Peter’s wife Willie and best friend Dave Anderson. In recognition of his great contribution to iRAP and global road safety, the Peter Kissinger annual...

Gonzalo Rodriguez Foundation video highlights safer school zone results in Uruguay

A Gonzalo Rodriguez Foundation video highlights safer school zone results in school 107 in La Paz, Canelones, Uruguay, informed by the SR4S app. The upgrades are the result of a project partnership between the Gonzalo Rodriguez Foundation, Department of Canelones and...

Just launched! The 6th UN Global Road Safety Week 17 – 21 May 2021

Star Rating for Schools calls on its partners and the community worldwide to support the 6th United Nations Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW) #StreetsForLife #Love30 campaign which is now live. Addressing the risk of death in road traffic is fundamental to achieve...

Watch the Youth Star Programme Master Trainers discuss their SR4S experience

As the 4th and final Global Coalition for Road Safety Capacity Development Programme Series on Star Rating for Schools wrapped up, Master Training were asked to talk about their experience with the Star Rating for Schools methodology. Thanks to YOURS - Youth for Road...
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