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BBC: Every road death in Great Britain 1999-2010

The BBC is not universally popular here in the UK with periodic outcries about how much public funding it gets. But surely nobody can begrudge the licence fee – about 40p a day – when it continues to supplement its programming with digital projects like this. These maps have been created by charting more than two million road accidents which occurred between 1999 and 2010 and the results are mightily impressive. It’s relatively straightforward to crunch numbers, but to represent those stats in a readable, relevant and visually-arresting way takes an inordinate amount of skill. A grisly but important topic tackled with real flair.