Thursday, November 24, 2011

Map of Road Fatalities Involving Motor Vehicles, 2001-2009

The map below shows road-related fatalities in the Washington region for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and vehicle occupants. The data is provided by ITO World, a United Kingdom-based organization that produces mapping and visualisations that help people understand and analyze complex transportation data.

According to the ITO World website, the map contains road fatality information from several countries, including the United States. The US map shows virtually every fatality that occurred on roads as a result of a collision involving a motor vehicle between between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2009.

By using the zoom bar on the left of the map, the "key" button and the search bar on the right, basic details of each incident are available including the general location, person's age, sex and the year in which the crash took place.

While the data does not allow for the separation of crashes by transportation mode in a particular area, it does provide a cumulative representation of areas that have higher crash incidents.

Thanks to BAC representative Liam Healy (Ward 6) for sharing this information.