Friday, November 18, 2011

10 years of carnage on the roads

One of our regular readers had been on the Guardian website this morning and came across an article Road Casualty UK: 10 years of deaths mapped and visualised. What that means in UK terms is 32,955 killed and nearly 3,000,000 injured between 2000 and 2010. How those statistics break down for our part of the world is captured in the screenshot sent to the Gurn by our correspondent. The searchable map from ITO world is below the image. The key on that resource shows you what all the coloured marks mean in terms of deaths and casualties. Click on the word "key" to close the explanation box if you wish to do a search.


Anonymous said...

How very sobering. I hope some of the eejits who use the local roads like a racetrack take note.

pedestrian said...

From memory, some of these unfortunate accidents happened when it was dark. In view of these figures do we really want to be even thinking about switching off street lighting?