Online Fatal Crash Map

MGI has created a web map to display fatal road crashes in Jamaica. This map is updated weekly, based on crash data received from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Division, Jamaica Constabulary Force. The crashes are uploaded to the web map found at this link: http://traffic-crashmap.monagis.com/2016
 
Increasing awareness by conveying crash information is important for a better understanding of the road safety issue in Jamaica.  Traditionally the public is fed with crash statistics which lack any sense of place or spatial reference. The media and the public have a genuine interest in the safety of roads in their area and would benefit greatly by having access to crash data by way of an online crash map.  The crash map can also serve as an essential decision-making tool for various stakeholders as they play their part in achieving the national road safety target of less than 240 deaths each year and also the UN sustainable development goal to reduce road deaths by 50% by 2020.