Saturday, November 09, 2013

Get Your Road Deaths on Route 66

RoadKILL makes interesting use of ESRI Maps to create an animated line graph showing road deaths in America since 1899.

Since 1899 over 3.5 million people have been killed on US roads. RoadKILL uses the iconic Route 66 to chronologically plot the number of deaths on American roads since 1899. Play the animation and a thin red line creeps westwards along Route 66, growing in size as the years roll by.

As the animation unfolds key stages in road safety legislation (seat belts, speed limits, air bags, and DUI legislation etc) are also added to the map.

Cars in America are also responsible for the deaths of many pedestrians. From 2000 to 2010 more than 47,700 pedestrians were killed in the United States. Transportation for America's Dangerous by Design Google Map can show you fatalities within 60 miles of any address in the USA.

To find out where pedestrians have been killed near your home in the first decade of this century simply enter your address into the map's search box. All the pedestrian deaths within a 60 mile radius will then be displayed on the map.

If you click on a map marker you can view the details of the accident and view a Street View of where the fatality occurred.

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