Assessing road traffic collisions (RTC) across Cambridgeshire

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The number of Road Traffic Collisions (RTCs) are relatively consistent across Cambridgeshire over the past 5 years; however, the number of RTCs that result in a person being killed or seriously injured (KSI) is increasing. 

The data was recorded by Police and passed to Cambridgeshire County Council and uploaded to the Open data portal. This first graph shows the total number of collisions across Cambridgeshire from 2013 to 2017. It indicates that total figures are largely flat despite some recent upturns before decreases the following year.

To explore and download the RTC data used in the following graphs please click through to the dataset here

The graph below however shows the number of fatal collisions across Cambridgeshire by year since 2013 is rising fairly consistently.

The graph below also shows that not only are fatal collisions rising across the County but collisions that result in serious injury have also been rising over the past 5 years.

The below graph shows that Huntingdonshire had the highest number of collisions of all Cambridgeshire districts in 2017.

Huntingdonshire also had the highest number of fatal collisions across the County as the graph below shows. Also included in the graph are serious collisions. In this case it is South Cambridgeshire that recorded the highest number of collisions that resulted in a serious injury in 2017.

The below map shows areas where there are high concentrations of collisions across Cambridgeshire in 2017. To use the map please click on the arrows in the top left corner to reveal the different layers. Within these layers you can select between fatal, serious and slight collisions, select the heat map displaying the highest concentration of collisions and select and deselect county and district boundaries. The datapoints themselves can be selected on the map and give detail of each collision. The data includes the severity of the collision, the road conditions, the visibility, the number of casualties, the vehicle type, the time and day, the road class, the speed limit and more.

The data within the map below can be downloaded here


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