New website details road crashes

29/09/2011
Highways Reporters

A new website has been launched which allows members of the public to search for and look up details of every road traffic crash reported to police since 2005. 

Using a fully searchable map, users can locate crashes in a particular area, see what date they occurred on and how serious an incident it was; a detailed collision report can then be downloaded.

The site will allow interested residents, parish councils and transport professionals to secure the accident information that they need.

Anyone wanting to search the map can simply go to www.crashmap.co.uk and start searching.

Following on the heels of ‘Crime Map’, which demonstrated a significant appetite for publically available data; a team of road safety professionals have mapped the casualty data to provide similar levels of access.

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.

The site uses data obtained directly from official sources but compiled in to an easy to use format showing each incident on a map.
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