A new website has just been launched (www.crashmap.co.uk), which allows the public to search for and look up locations of every road traffic crash reported to the police since 2005, free of charge. This information could form an important part of a council’s campaign to lower speed limits or increase road safety awareness in the community.
This is the first time the public has ever been given such comprehensive access to this data and will allow interested parties to locate crashes in a particular area, see what date they occurred and how serious an incident was. A detailed collision report can also be downloaded. This is the part of the site where there is a charge for access. Anyone wanting to search the map can go to www.crashmap.co.uk