Because it's Friday: How safe are the roads?

Like most people in the western world I spend a good deal of time on the road. While travelling around in a metal box surrounded by safety features it would be easy to convince yourself that your safe. Cycling around on busy city roads gives you a different perspective.

Recently ito world has mapped out the last 11 years of accidents on British roads and provided a wonderful interactive map. It makes for sobering viewing, but there’s something quite compelling about it.

seeing where all of the deaths have occurred is bad enough, but as you zoom in it’s amazing how much of the British countryside has witness an accident:

http://map.itoworld.com/road-casualties-iframe-uk#lat=53.80951255063189&lon=-2.690543436448307&zoom=12

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