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Visualising the reduction in car accidents

Adam Oxford
Adam Oxford
2020-07-10

Regular readers will recognise this link to SAMRC’s weekly update on mortality numbers in South Africa. The bad news is that there’s an upward trend in death rates that’s starting to look like the impact of Covid-19. The good news is that deaths from “unnatural causes” (homicides, car accidents) is still down. Is the latter a global trend?

Source: SAMRC

This infographic showing a dramatic drop in car collisions across the US suggests it might well be.

Source: Visualizing the Collapse in Traffic Collisions During Stay-at-Home Orders, Tomas Dvorak

Adam Oxford
  • Adam Oxford is a freelance journalist, media consultant and civic tech enthusiast. He also works closely with startups developing solutions to access to justice problems.

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