• Local Road Safety Index

    Local Road Safety Index
     

    AXA launches Local Road Safety Index 2014 to help you understand the road risks in your local area.

    After months of planning and development, AXA and Road Safety Analysis, which independently collated and analysed hundreds of thousands of pieces of data from a variety of sources, are delighted to launch the Local Road Safety Index 2014.

    Search the Local Road Safety Index map below to find out how safe your local area is:

     

    How does it work?

    Our Local Road Safety Index is very simple to use. Just put your postcode into the search box, press enter, and the map will display orange pins for all the road traffic accidents that have occurred in your area between 2005 and 2013.

    You’ll also be able to see the schools local to your postcode – these are indicated by the blue pin markers. Click on the school pin markers and a box will appear, showing specific information relating to road accidents that have occurred within 500m of that particular school between 2008 and 2013.

    Just so you’re aware, it may take a few seconds to load the pins due to the sheer amount of data that the map draws from. The map works with all modern browsers including Firefox, Chrome, Safari and IE 9 and above. If you’re having any problems, just email us and we’ll look into it for you.

    To help decipher the map and the information within it, there’s a key below.

    Map Key

    Your local school

    Total number of accidents between 2008 and 2013

    Total number of pedestrians involved in road accidents between 2008 and 2013

    Total number of children involved in road accidents between 2008 and 2013

    Total number of cyclists involved in road accidents between 2008 and 2013

    Annual average crashes per km of road

    Incidents

    Local Road Safety Index Data

    AXA’s Local Road Safety Index has been created using data from Road Safety Analysis. This data refers specifically to roads that are within a 500 metre radius of British schools. Statistics have therefore been generated by analysing these roads. Figures take into account all incidents within this 500m anchor point including those that occur outside of school term times, and incorporate child, adult and cyclist casualties. The child casualty numbers don’t necessarily relate to children attending that particular school.

    Road Safety Analysis used GIS mapping technology to analyse the 500m of roads around each school. For further information about the methodology behind the map, please visit www.roadsafetyanalysis.co.uk or email info@roadsafetyanalysis.co.uk.

    The data consists of all road related incidents that are reported the police as well as official Government statistics from the Department for Transport between 2005 and 2013.

    How can you get involved?

    As part of our road safety campaign, we’re working with fundraising platform Crowdfunder.co.uk to help fund road safety projects across the UK. If you want to help improve local road safety, visit our RoadSafe Crowdfunding page to see if there are any projects you can support in your area, or register your own.