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.

School zone safety improved in Phuket thanks to the AIP Foundation and Thai Bridgestone Co., Ltd

Kathu Wittaya School in Phuket, Thailand has improved its school zone safety after modifications were assessed using the Star Rating for Schools tool, thanks to 'The 1st Bridgestone Global Road Safety Project'. This project was driven by SR4S Lead Partner AIP...

Special APRSO webinar “School Road Safety: accessible, inclusive and safe” – pre-event to the Asia and the Pacific Transport Forum 2022

From 5 to 7 April 2022, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will host the Asia and the Pacific Transport Forum 2022 to discuss how transport will work in a changed world due to COVID-19 and its impacts. The forum will include a series of special webinars and dedicated,...

FISEVI draws focus to protecting children on roads in Colombia

FISEVI 2022, the most important forum on children’s road safety in Latin America, has provided an important opportunity for Star Rating for Schools collaboration with iRAP regional partners to reduce the human and economic cost of road crashes – the leading killer of...

UNICEF webinar shares results in Asia and Latin America

A webinar hosted by UNICEF and FIA Foundation this week has profiled striking Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) results in Paraguay, Philippines, Vietnam and Uruguay. The invitation-only online UNICEF Child Road Safety Webinar on Monitoring and Evaluation for Safe...

Star Rating for Schools January 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: Celebrating success in 2021 Tracking upgrades with SR4S iRAP joins...

FIA Region II helping improve school journeys in Vietnam and Sri Lanka

Image credit: AIP Foundation AIP Foundation/AA Vietnam and AA Ceylon have launched safer school zone infrastructure in Vietnam and Sri Lanka, respectively, thanks to the grant provided by FIA Region II. AA Ceylon conducted an assessment at both WP/Mattegoda and...

Youth involved in safer street participatory design – Indonesia

Image credit: Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety The Star Rating for Schools tool has been used to assess safer street designs developed by youth as part of an Innovative Local Action Project, led by Transportologi in Indonesia. Transportologi conducted road...

FIA grants to support clubs in promoting safe and sustainable mobility

The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) is launching the 2022 Road Safety Grants Programme. The FIA Road Safety Grants Programme enable Clubs to address road safety at a local level and support the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. As part of the...

Tracking upgrades with Star Rating for Schools – new feature

Are you assessing road upgrades with SR4S? We have just launched a new feature and now it is much easier to add this information to your project. When creating a new location, select the option Road Upgrade and link your pre- and post-intervention assessments. Watch...

FIA Foundation Advocacy Hub project highlight – New safer school infrastructure unveiled in Mozambique

Image credit: FIA Foundation Child pedestrians are among the highest-risk groups in Mozambique for road traffic injuries. In fact, a child in Africa is twice as likely to die on the roads as a child in any other region. The government of Mozambique (Maputo Municipal...

FIA Foundation Advocacy Hub project highlight – Safer streets for students in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Image credit: FIA Foundation New interventions for a Safe Routes to School pilot project in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have been launched, in a road safety collaboration between the city’s Department of Education and its engineering department (CET-Rio), supported by ITDP...

iRAP joins Cities for Children Global Alliance

We are pleased to announce that iRAP has recently joined the Cities 4 Children Global Alliance. The alliance is an interdisciplinary network of 22 organisations working together to ensure that child rights are firmly embedded in the urban agenda. Through the Star...

SR4S features in Lead Partner EASST’s 2021 Annual Report

Star Rating for Schools Lead Partner Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST) has released their 2021 Annual report. It highlights how SR4S has been used in projects and to advocate for safer school journeys, including: Page 3 - Advocating #Love30...

3M Asia School Zone Safety Roundtable explores how we can help save kids lives

Global Programme Partner 3M conducted an 3M Asia School Zone Safety Roundtable event in December bringing together industry leaders from governments, institutes, and NGOs to discuss initiatives and plans to save kids lives in the region through improved school zone...

FIA Foundation Annual Review highlights SR4S achievements

2021 marked twenty years since our major donor the FIA Foundation was established as an independent charity to serve the public interest. Their recently released Annual Review Report highlighted Star Rating for Schools' significant achievements. Star Rating for...

Celebrating success in 2021

The Star Rating for Schools team have released a short video, celebrating the success of all SR4S donors, sponsors, supporters and partners. Working towards the Global Plan, SR4S partners have been prioritising safer school journeys - Creating safer journeys for...

Bogotá, Colombia wins 2021 International Vision 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...
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