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13 October 2011

UK Crash Map

UK Crash Map 










CrashMap has been developed by a very experienced team of collision analysts and road safety professionals with extensive experience of making road casualty data available to the press and public especially online.

Once the Department for Transport permitted public access to the road casualty data it was a natural next step to provide a useful and usable tool to facilitate this. Our vision was to create a way in which the public, who often have a very genuine interest in what happens on roads in their area, could easily lay hold of the most relevant information to them with a few clicks of a mouse; we hope you find CrashMap useful.

CrashMap uses data collected by the police about road traffic crashes occurring on British roads where someone is injured. This data is approved by the National Statistics Authority and reported on by the Department for Transport each year. This site uses data obtained directly from official sources but compiled in to an easy to use format showing each incident on a map. Incidents are plotted to within 10 metres of their location and as such, can sometimes appear to be off the carriageway. The CrashMap team accept no responsibility for errors within the data and all queries relating to accuracy should be directed to the appropriate authority. If you would like to understand more about how the data is collated and reported please visit the Department for Transport’s publication Reported Road Casualties Great Britain.

The data includes all incidents up to the end of 2010
and will be updated as soon as the latest data is released by the Department for Transport (which happens around the end of September every year).

To make each report as accessible as possible to users of the site, the report is broken up into 2 clear sections.

Part 1 deals with the information that you are most likely to want to understand about the incident such as when it happened, at what time of day, how serious was the incident, how many vehicles were involved, how many casualties were there, what type of road was it on or what was the weather like.

Part 2 (login required) then provides much more detailed information if you need it about each vehicle and casualty to allow you to get an understanding of the types of vehicle, the gender and age bands of any casualties, the gender and age bands of any drivers, what manoeuvre the vehicle was performing at the time of the incident.

UK Crash Map

2 Comments:

At Friday, October 14, 2011 2:03:00 pm, Anonymous addy pope said...

That is some really interesting data and the crash reports make it easy to get details about specific accidents.

If it helps, i have downloaded the same data from the Dept of Transport (http://www.dft.gov.uk/data/release/10092) and converted it into shapefiles. You can access these for free here:
http://www.sharegeo.ac.uk/handle/10672/292

You will have access to all the attributes so could compare fatalities in different regions of the UK or many other things. Hope it helps

 
At Friday, October 14, 2011 2:30:00 pm, Blogger addy said...

That is some really interesting data and the crash reports make it easy to get details about specific accidents.

If it helps, i have downloaded the same data from the Dept of Transport (http://www.dft.gov.uk/data/release/10092) and converted it into shapefiles. You can access these for free here:
http://www.sharegeo.ac.uk/handle/10672/292

You will have access to all the attributes so could compare fatalities in different regions of the UK or many other things. Hope it helps

 

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