Motorists, motorcyclists and cyclists can now gain an insight into the UK’s accident hotspots by means of an interactive map. Developed by Osbornes Solicitors, the map plots accidents on the country’s roads by using information provided by the general public as well as government statistics. In order to help improve road safety, motorists are being encouraged to anonymously enter details of accidents in which they’ve been involved.
The map is free to view, and has been designed to be easily accessible and straightforward to navigate. Users simply enter their postcode or click on a region to zoom in. Results can be filtered according to severity of accident as well as type of vehicle and weather conditions. It’s also possible to view how many accidents are occurring in different locations. The idea is that the information gleamed via the map can be used to campaign for improved road safety in particular areas.
With the number of fatalities on Britain’s roads increasing to over 1,900 in 2011, according to the Department for Transport, this kind of inclusive, interactive effort is a positive step forward in terms of helping to slow the frequency of accidents on our roads.
A partner speaking on behalf of Osbornes Solicitors has explained that unfortunately, fatal accidents occur regularly near their London office, adding that the interactive map should help to shed fresh light on where serious accidents occur, strengthening the case for action.
To view the UK Road Accident Map, visit Osbournes.