Every now and then, someone takes a data set and does something absolutely illuminating. Here, the BBC has graphically mapped every road casualty on every road in Great Britain from 1999 to 2010. That's 2,396,750 crashes, with each individual point of light representing an individual crash resulting in a casualty (that's injury or death).
It's part of a larger interactive package BBC has up on its site right now in which reporters examine the island's highways and byways. Particularly cool: the time-lapse video that animates--via a heat map like the one above--where accidents occured over the course of a given week. As rush hours come and go, the map almost appears to be breathing. Check it out over at BBC.
Looks like a population map
wow people suck at driving....I wonder how many are women or caused by women who wants bet I say 90%
LOLLOL yea, and of course they are woman AND they are driving on the wrong side of the road!!!
"I wonder how many are women or caused by women who wants bet I say 90%"
who wants to wonder how many are alcohol related. I say 90%.
nothing against alcohol at all! just against %%%%ing morons who drink and drive.
In the USA 44% of ALL fatal car wrecks are alcohol related.
In places like Japan legal driving alchol level is 0.00%. NO drinks allowed. I am not sure of the percentage, but in an artilce I found (http://www.proiet.net/conte%FAdo/The%20new%20traffic%20law%20and%20reduction%20of%20alcohol%20related.pdf)
the number of fatal car wrecks related to alchol in 2004 was just over 800!!! for a country of 125 million.
some quick math. the usa has about double the drivers of japan, maybe a little more.
with 31,000 fatal wrecks. at 45% of the drunk. about 13 to 14,000 alchol related deaths.
800 vs 13,000.... lets take 1\3 of that number to be fair since the USA has so many cars.
800 vs. 4,000
legal limit of 0.00 vs (avg) 0.08
somewhat on topic. New studied published in states that have legal medical marriana. fatal car wrecks are down 10%. and beer consumption in the entire researched area (of states) was down 5%.
just saying. the numbers are right in front of us!!!
yeah... but mothers do not want weed legalized because then it is like the government saying it is okay to smoke weed. They say that as they go home and pour them sevles their nightly drink, and then drive only slightly drunk to get fast food restraint to get dinner.
and lets not forget. only 45% of fatal car wrecks are because of limits OVER the legal limit. how many of the other 55% were LEGALY buzzed????
@inaka_rob...don't take this the wrong way, but i can drive better than most people after consuming a couple of beers; the problem with these stats you mentioned is this: every accident is considered alchohol related even if it is not the cause of the accident; i recommend to never drive after consuming alchohol because every ounce of driving skill you possess is needed to dodge all the people who are horrible drivers (that would be most of them); people who rarely drink or are young inexperienced drinkers, should stay put for 24 hours before attempting to drive and driving over the limmit should never happen, walk or call a cab, cheers (no pun intended)
Here is the problem with stats and numbers...they are just that stats and numbers....in the long run they mean nothing 100% of accidents are caused by dumb ass's period bottom line...if people would simply learn to drive we would have 0 accidents...oh btw there are no such things as accidents just stupid people doing stupid people not paying attention. There has no been a single wreck that I have been that 1 I could of avoided or 2 was my fault. I totaled one car cuz I was being an idiot when I was younger it was like 3 in the morning and I was joy riding thank god i only hurt my self and my car... the other 2 times a idiot ran a red light...which baffles the living crap out out of me....one of em was a woman on her phone who just "did not see the light change" really? did not see the light change? how bout you WATCH THE FRIGGING ROAD
I like your comments (even if I agree with you are not), but today your lost on grammar. Please try a little harder.
As far as this article information for me; now I know where NOT to vacation. I assume it seems to be a tourist trap and accident prone area.
While I know this is not always true, I do know quite a few people that have drank and just got hit by another not so good driver.
Being sober to correctly be a defensive driver is important too, ie. 'Not putting oneself in a bad position or having reduced reflexes and coordination.'
Science sees no further than what it can sense.
Religion sees beyond the senses.
So what now? Construction companies make the roads "safer"?
Why not make the cars safer instead? I'm talking sonar technology and automatic breaking.
Having any consumption of alcohol and then driving is just stupidity. This is why we need automobiles to drive themselves. You'd get into the car and say, drive me home, and the car would do so. Of course we would need a manual control override just in case. Honestly, leaving driving up to human error is just dumb.
Minority report, I Robot, 5th Element....there are plenty of movies that showcase futuristic cars and driving...
I'm convinced that cellular phone use has taken over drinking and driving accidents times 100%. People talking on their cell phones while driving is just plain stupid and rude...
@TruthIsMyName...not quite, driving and texting is considered as dangerous as drunk driving
In the last few years the number of accidents to a great extent and with this we need to know and find out the exact reason behind the accidents and this will also help us to stop the accidents. Mainly the accident involve the auto and it is one of the cause of the injuries in Great Britain. The above should be tackled in a proper way.