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Resources

iRAP produces a wide range of resources to support road safety practitioners and advocates.

These include practical guides to the iRAP methodology, interactive road assessment tools such as Star Rating Demonstrator and our core advocacy publication Vaccines for Roads.

We also host one of the largest online databases of thought leadership publications on road safety techniques and in-depth inspection reports on national roads.

ViDA

All the iRAP road survey data which is gathered around the world, is processed through ViDA, our central data base.

It’s easy-to-use and contains the results from almost 1,000,000km of road assessments. You can use it to create life-saving Star Ratings and Safer Road Investment Plans.  One of the great things about ViDA is that it uses a ‘risk worm’ to segment roads into different levels of risk. This means you can target investment to deliver the biggest return in lives saved and serious injuries prevented.

We’re constantly updating ViDA to make it even more flexible and easy to use.

 

You can register to use ViDA for free

Training

iRAP offers a wide range of training courses for partners and prospective partners. Training can be undertaken in a classroom or online environment and is a great way to share learning.

The Introduction to iRAP powerpoint slides can be a great starting point if you are running an information session in your country to build local awareness and capacity.  If you plan to use the slides make sure you talk to the programme lead in your country to coordinate the session with local activity and experts.

Project Specific Workshops

iRAP, our Centres of Excellence or accredited project teams can develop and deliver tailored training courses for your team or country.  Training is best linked to a real application of the iRAP protocols in your location (e.g. star rating a real design, star rating a small length of existing road, risk mapping) so that you can learn while you are doing. Those skills can then be extended to other assessments by your road agency or organization.

To organise training for your team contact greg.smith@irap.org

The University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham (UK) iRAP course in Road Safety introduces people to the iRAP technology for evaluating the safety impact of road infrastructure.

By the end of the course, the participants are expected to have acquired an understanding of the following key items:

  • The fundamentals of the iRAP approach to risk assessment and mitigation
  • The concept of star rating based on inspection data and road designs
  • The principles of developing a safer roads investment plan

The course includes practical exercises, discussions and exposure to the iRAP software. The course is delivered in the state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities of the University of Birmingham.

Click here for more information on the University of Birmingham course

RAPcapacity

RAPcapacity online courses help people learn how to undertake iRAP-specification road assessments.
The courses available are:

Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Webinar Series

The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety and iRAP developed a six-part series about the iRAP Star Ratings and how to build partnerships for life-saving success in your country.  See our Where's the risk webinar for all the details.

Click here to view the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Webinar Series

Other useful courses

Our partners, such as the IRF and PIARC, run a wide range of useful courses around the world on infrastructure, transport policy and mobility that are influential in shaping safer roads policy.  A selection of these courses and resources can be viewed here.

 

IRF – Safer Roads by Design™

The International Road Federation has developed a series of Road Safety Seminars (Safer Roads by Design™) to provide road authorities with best practices and latest technologies that can be implemented to meet a country’s commitment to the Decade of Action.
Safer Roads by Design™ is an all-inclusive approach to road safety and includes seminars on the fundamentals of Road Safety, Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Intersection/Roundabout Safety and Vulnerable User Safer.

Click here for more information on IRF training and seminars

PIARC Road Safety Manual

The PIARC Road Safety Manual is an online resource established and maintained by the World Road Association. The manual provides guidance on the safe planning, design, operation and use of the road network in low, middle and high-income countries. The manual highlights effective management and policy frameworks, technical references and provides overall guidance on the management of interventions to achieve results.

Click here for more information on the PIARC Road Safety Manual

The ‘iRAP Methodology’ fact sheets describe the Star Rating and Safer Roads Investment Plan methodologies, while the ‘iRAP Road Attribute Risk Factors’ fact sheets describe the risk factors used in the models.

We translated the iRAP Methodology fact sheets into the following languages to assist:

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

The Road Attributes Risk Factor fact sheets have been translated into French to assist also.

iRAP Methodology fact sheets

Fact Sheet 1: Overview

Provides an overview of the Star Rating and Safer Roads Investment Plan processes and a list of fact sheets in the series.

Fact Sheet 2: Development History

Provides an overview of the Star Rating and Safer Roads Investment Plan development history.

Fact Sheet 2a: Model Versions

Provides an overview of Star Ratings and Safer Roads Investment Plan model version management.

Fact Sheet 3: Road Attributes

Lists the road attributes included in iRAP assessments.

Fact Sheet 8: Smoothed Star Ratings

Provides an overview of the process used to smooth Star Ratings.

Fact Sheet 9: Star Rating Worked Example

Includes a worked example of the way in which Star Ratings are calculated.

Fact Sheet 10: Casualty Estimation & Calibration

Describes how the number of casualties is estimated and models are calibrated.

Fact Sheet 11: Countermeasures

Describes the road safety countermeasures used in the methodology.

Fact Sheet 12: Multiple Countermeasures

Describes how the effectiveness of a countermeasure is estimated when used with others.

Fact Sheet 13: Economic Analysis

Describes the economic analysis used to prioritise countermeasure options.

Fact Sheet 14: Star Ratings for Schools

Describes the background research and development associated with the Star Rating for Schools methodology.

Fact Sheet 15: Model Localisation

This factsheet provides an overview of the functionality provided to localise the Star Rating and Safer Roads Investment Plans.

iRAP Road Attribute Risk Factors

Fact Sheet: Centreline Rumble Strips

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Centreline Rumble Strips.

Fact Sheet: Curvature

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Curvature.

Fact Sheet: Delineation

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Delineation.

Fact Sheet: Facilities for Bicycles

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Facilities for Bicycles.

Fact Sheet: Facilities for Motorcycles

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Facilities for Motorcycles.

Fact Sheet: Grade

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Grade.

Fact Sheet: Intersection Type

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Intersection Type.

Fact Sheet: Intersection Channelisation

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Intersection Channelisation.

Fact Sheet: Intersection Quality

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Intersection Quality.

Fact Sheet: Lane Width

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Lane Width.

Fact Sheet: Median Type

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Median Type.

Fact Sheet: Number of Lanes

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Number of Lanes.

Fact Sheet: Operating Speed

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Operating Speed and Mean Speed.

Fact Sheet: Paved Shoulder Width

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Paved Shoulder Width.

Fact Sheet: Pedestrian Crossing Facilities

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Pedestrian Crossing Facilities.

Fact Sheet: Pedestrian Crossing Quality

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Pedestrian Crossing Quality.

Fact Sheet: Pedestrian Fencing

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Pedestrian Fencing.

Fact Sheet: Property Access Points

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Property Access Points.

Fact Sheet: Quality of Curve

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Quality of Curve.

Fact Sheet: Road Condition

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Road Condition.

Fact Sheet: Roadside Severity – Object

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Roadside Severity – Object.

Fact Sheet: Roadside Severity – Distance

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Roadside Severity – Distance.

Fact Sheet: School Zone Warning

Covers the range of advance warning provided for schools.

Fact Sheet: Service Road

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Service Road.

Fact Sheet: Shoulder Rumble Strips

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Shoulder Rumble Strips.

Fact Sheet: Sidewalk Provision

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Sidewalk Provision.

Fact Sheet: Sight Distance Restriction

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Sight Distance Restriction.

Fact Sheet: Skid Resistance / Grip

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Skid Resistance/Grip.

Fact Sheet: Speed Management / Traffic Calming

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Speed Management/ Traffic Calming.

Fact Sheet: Street Lighting

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Street Lighting.

Fact Sheet: Vehicle Parking

Describes the road attribute risk factors used in the iRAP methodology for Vehicle Parking.

Fact Sheet: Full Reference List

Provides a complete list of citations used in the selection of iRAP road attribute risk factors.

Model Updates

iRAP is a charity and encourages partners and supplier networks to develop their own skills to lead, undertake and implement iRAP assessments.

Ensure you make contact with the programme lead in your country to ensure your project involves the necessary local stakeholders and is integrated with existing and planned work in the country.  Refer to "Where we work" for details.

In order to support our partners around the world we produce a compact range of documents that outline our technical  requirements and the context of our work.  They are regularly revised to include best practice and new learning.

Specifications

iRAP produces a number of  specifications that can be used in the procurement and management of iRAP-specification activities.

The specifications include:

  • A standard ‘Terms of Reference’ that can be used as the basis of a project plan and/or in the process of engaging consultants to deliver services
  • Minimum specifications for an iRAP Inspection (survey and coding).
  • Minimum specifications for the collection of supporting data.

View all our Manuals and Terms of Reference below

Star Rating and Investment Plans

iRAP produces a small number of regularly updated manuals which are our essential guides to practice. They are designed to be used in conjunction with our specification fact sheets.

Risk Mapping

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Road Safety Toolkit

The Road Safety Toolkit provides free information on the causes and prevention of road crashes that cause death and injury.  Building on decades of road safety research, the Toolkit helps engineers, planners and policy makers access relevant information on countermeasure design, effectiveness, cost and implementation issues.

The Road Safety Toolkit is the result of collaboration between  iRAP, the Global Transport Knowledge Partnership (gTKP), ARRB Group, Austroads, the Global Road Safety Facility, Road Safety Fund and FIA Foundation.

Accredited suppliers

A network of road safety professionals and companies capable of competitively bidding to provide high-quality iRAP assessments is growing.

The following table lists companies that are accredited to undertake iRAP-specification activities.

Organisation Country Survey* Coding Analysis and Reporting Lead contact
AMSS CMV Serbia Nikola Galovic
AMZS Slovenia Jure Kostanjiek
APSA Chile Juan Niemann
ARRB Group Australia Blair Turner
Certare Brazil Diego França
CityPlan Czech Republic Petr Satra
Comtacti Brazil Carlos Joffe
Dynatest Brazil Julio César Braulino
FPZ Croatia Marko Ševrović
Geovista Technologies India Srikanth Nori
ICT India Dr. P K Sikdar
IMT Mexico Dr. Alberto Mendoza
Imtraff Brazil Frederico Rodrigues
Inter Consultant Tanzania Marco Bee
IRSM India Abhishek Tiwari
Metro Cubico Engenharia Brazil Filipe Santos Pinto
PaveSys Engenharia Brazil Elemar Taffe Jr
Prodec Consultoria Brazil Jorge Hijas Zidde
Projevias Brazil Rodrigo Floriano de Souza
RACC Spain Lluis Puerto
RoadKorea Korea Lee Jung Hun
Satra India Rajshekar Gotimukul
SEMIC Mexico Agustin Oseguera
Transportation Solutions Greece Stelios Efstathiadis
TRL United Kingdom Darren Divall
VNA Consulting South Africa Yeshveer Balaram

To perform road survey, the following accredited inspection systems are accredited in accordance with iRAP specifications:

Supplier Headquarters Inspection system
AMZS Slovenia AMZS RDVS
AMSS CMV Serbia CAMSS
ARRB Systems Australia Hawkeye 2000
BZT China BZT / RAPID
Certare Brazil CERTARE R3S
Comtacti Brazil Omni 7
DCL New Zealand ROMDAS
FPZ Croatia FPZ
GeoVista India Mobile Video Mapping
Pavesys Brazil LVC-Vídeorregistro
SEMIC Mexico SEMIC
YonaPMS Israel and Brazil Yona

iRAP can assist in the planning and procurement for a programme directly if required.

For more information

If you would like to build the capacity to undertake iRAP assessments or would like to become an accredited supplier which is able to tender for iRAP projects, then please contact:

Alessandra Francoia
Training and Accreditation Coordinator
alessandra.francoia@irap.org

Get in touch with us to find out more information