Road users are being encouraged to contribute to the UK Road Accident Map in order to build a database that could help improve road safety, according to the firm of solicitors behind the initiative.
Motorists involved in collisions are being encouraged to enter details into the UK Road Accident Map, which also includes information taken from the Government’s 2011 road accident dataset.
The map’s designers, Osbornes Solicitors, say that that the data can reveal information about accident blackspots, which can then be used to campaign for improved road safety in these areas.
The map is free to view and allows filtered results according to severity of collision as well as type of vehicle and the weather conditions.
Stuart Kightley, a partner at Osbornes Solicitors, said: “Within 100 yards of my office in Camden there have been four fatal accidents in recent years. In three of them, a motorcyclist was killed.
“This interactive accident map will allow us to identify accident hotspots, and particularly those associated with fatal and serious injury accidents, which we can use to campaign for better road safety for motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians.”
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