Roads Kill – a good interactive story map

I like this interactive map of road deaths from the Pulitzer Center. It shows road deaths around the world along with breakdowns of how well road laws are enforced and deaths by vehicle (car, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian). The map, based on World Health Organisation data, is really light to use and very interesting.

  • New Zealand has 9.1 road deaths per 100,000 people
  • Viet Nam has 24.7 road deaths per 100,000 people
  • Iran has 34.1 road deaths per 100,000 people
  • Iceland has 2.8 road deaths per 100,000 people
  • Sweden has 3 road deaths per 100,000 people

The global road death toll has already reached 1.24 million per year and is on course to triple to 3.6 million per year by 2030.

In the developing world, where this pandemic has hit hardest, it will become the fifth leading cause of death, leapfrogging past HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other familiar killers, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) most recent Global Burden of Disease study.

Roads Kill Map