Do you have an accident black spot in your area? Is there a certain corner or junction where you frequently have near misses with other road users, or you see a new collision every week? Now there is a new resource on the web where you can register your own accident.
The interactive map has been created and designed by Osbornes Solicitors and is free to view. Motorists and cyclists are encouraged to add their own accidents. This will help build the database overtime and hopefully will help to improve road safety.
Despite the UK having one of the best road safety records in the world, there is always room for improvement. The aim of the map is to help identify areas that are prone to more accidents and incidents than others and then to support road safety campaigns in those areas.
The data o the map has primarily come from the Government’s 2011 road accident dataset and gives details of each incident. These include things like what the road and weather conditions were like, whether the police attended, how many vehicles were involved.
If you want to help contribute to road safety why not add any information you have about accidents or incidents? Simply click the “Add you accident” button to get instructions.