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SafeKids Summit gives a warm welcome to Schools App project

iRAP’s Star Rating for Schools project had an enthusiastic response at the Safe Roads/Safe Kids Summit held in Washington DC in December.

Scores of global road safety experts heard iRAP’s Regional Director for the Americas, Julio Urzua, explain how the Star Rating for Schools App will enable on-the-ground bespoke assessments of road infrastructure around schools.

The app, which is currently under development is sponsored by FedEx and is being specifically designed for mobile and tablet use. A first iteration will be tested early next year. (Julio is pictured centre right with FedEx's Shane O'Connor and summit delegates)

Julio presented the update in the ‘Safeguarding kids on the Journey to School’ session. ‘There was a very good reaction about the applicability and need for such a tool with many organisations like Safe Kids and FIA mobility clubs keen to use the app when it is available,’ he said.

Kristen Rosenthal, from Safe Kids said: ‘We think this tool is going to be a game changer.’

The Safe Kids Summit is a biennial event which aims to significantly enhance the visibility of global road safety on the international agenda and to reduce the number of deaths and injuries among children.

Find out more about the app here.

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