Solicitors’ map plots UK road collisions

12.00 | 27 February 2013 | | 2 comments

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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    There are a number of accident/casualties mapping systems available throughout the UK based on Stats 19 but we all know that this does not give a true picture of what’s happening on our roads. Rather than trying to “drum up business” it would be better if all concerned businesses pooled their resources to develop a system that could link Stats 19 to hospital records to give us a better picture of what’s happening, to allow more meaningful interventions to reduce the needless casualties on our roads. Perhaps RSGB could co-ordinate this?

    Right Road NW
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    Good in principle, flawed in practice: 1 year’s data isn’t remotely meaningful, accidents next year will be elsewhere.

    The invitation to sue (when clicking for more information) implies a scheme to drum up business for solicitors, not news.

    Idris Francis Fight Back With Facts Petersfield
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