Governments, development agencies and concession road owners are now actively using or considering the use of star rating targets. This discussion paper has been prepared to help inform those policy positions.
This factsheet supports the application of star rating targets by policy makers worldwide. It provides an overview of iRAP, the basis of the global Star Rating Methodology and the free use of materials worldwide, examples of policies already in place and a framework to explore local policies in your country.
Safe System infrastructure: implementation issues in low and middle income countries
This report provides a summary of a workshop held in Bangkok, Thailand as part of the 2012 GRSP / iRAP Asia Pacific Workshop, involving delegates from governments and road authorities around the Asia-Pacific region. The aims of the workshop were to raise awareness regarding Safe System infrastructure treatments and to explore barriers to their implementation in low and middle income countries.
This first Innovation Workshop brought together the experts in road safety engineering from iRAP Centres of Excellence and the active iRAP programmes around the world to share knowledge and innovation from their local programmes. The workshop enabled a focus on developments to the Road Assessment Programme model and its presentation platform ViDA.
Vehicle speed influences both the likelihood of a crash occurring and its severity. Speed is therefore a critical aspect of managing a safe road system, and influences iRAP Star Ratings and Safer Roads Investment Plans. This report sets out iRAP policy on use of speed in its assessments.
This policy framework is designed to assist policy makers in low- and middle-income countries harness the enormous benefits of safe road infrastructure. It signposts the significant social and economic benefits of ensuring new roads are safe and existing roads are retrofitted with safety treatments.
This report describes a methodology that uses iRAP Road Protection Scores (RPS) and Star Ratings to estimate the change in road safety risk as a result of infrastructure improvements undertaken at several hirisk sites in Malaysia under the black spot program. Changes in risk for car occupants, motorcyclists, pedestrians and bicyclists at 10 sites were assessed.
Star Rating from Road Design Plans: M2-R7 Saratenii-Soroca-Drochia Junction and M21 Dubasari-Goieni
The report summarises the results of an independent road safety assessment into the preliminary designs of the eastern section of the M21 Road in Moldova from the Nistru River to Goieni (about 23 km) and the final design of the Road Rehabilitation Project (RRP) M2R7 Sarateni-Soroca-Drochia Junction (about 93 km).
Star Rating Road Designs: Performance Indicators for Roads in India
This report describes how iRAP Star Ratings, which provide a simple and objective measure of the level of safety attained by a given road network, were used to help shape the safe design of 550km of concession roads in the Indian State of Karnataka.