Accident Analysis

Produced by: Liam Bolton, ODI Associate
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This year ODI Leeds embarked on an ambitious project focusing on road traffic casualties in the city.

Using open data from the Data Mill North, Liam Bolton began exploring the Road Traffic Accidents datasets available on the portal.

Taking a journalistic approach of identifying the Who, What, Where and When of the casualties, Liam undertook some statistical analysis using programming language ‘R’, and created a series of data visualisations to explore the data with Tableau.

Following some interest in the work, ODI Leeds and Liam are undertaking a campaign to bring more attention to the problem. Working alongside Rob Greenland, Co-director Social Business Brokers CIC, Stuart Clarke of Bloom and the Data Mill North, they will be turning the analysis into a long-term project.