According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, there are around six deaths on UK roads every day. Whilst Britain has one of the best road safety records in the world, there is still much more to be done. To highlight the number of accidents that occur on our roads, Accident Claims have created a UK Road Accident Map.
The accident map, which includes data from the Government’s 2011 dataset, includes a range of information concerning accidents in your local area. To find out how many traffic collisions have occurred near you, simple enter a postcode or click on a region and zoom to view details. Accident map users are also able to register and enter details of accidents they were involved in to see it appear in the map. Accident Claims plan to use this data that people enter to campaign for safer roads in areas where clusters appear.
Stuart Kightley, a Partner at Accident Claims, said: ‘Within 100 yards of my office in Camden there have been 4 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 motorcyclist, cyclist and pedestrians.’