Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 3, 2009
Today, MapLarge.com released a set of online mapping tools that anyone can use to view the most fatal and stressed roads in our nation's transportation infrastructure. The Risky Roads map shows the areas with the most traffic fatalities and the DUI Map shows the areas with the most DUI related traffic fatalities.
Florida and Georgia Road Maps show the enormous amount of traffic increases on our roads. Many highways and roads have more than doubled the amount of traffic they carry in the last six years.
Using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, RiskyRoads.org maps the concentration of fatal accidents that occur within 1000 feet of one another. The result is a heat map that emphasizes the country's worst hot spots for traffic fatalities.
State DUI Maps
DUIMap.org is a heat map showing concentrations of fatal DUI accidents. Clusters of DUI fatalities highlight the most dangerous areas where drunk driving accidents occur.
According to the CDC, 36 people die every day due to drunk drivers. The national annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $51 billion.
Traffic Growth Maps
Traffic Growth Maps highlight the busiest roads and highways. From 2002-2007, many roads and highways have seen a 400% increase in traffic. The maps highlight the pace of change and increased utilization of our deteriorating infrastructure.
Stimulus and Budget
The country is embarking on the largest investment in our nation's infrastructure since the interstate highways were created in the 1950's.
U.S. Department of Transportation Funding:
-$72.5 billion under the 2010 budget.
-$27.5 billion to invest in highways and bridges from Stimulus funds.
-$1.5 billion to invest in local transportation projects from Stimulus funds.
Use these maps to advocate for infrastructure spending in your city.
MapLarge is also the creator of a unique Hotel Map showing each hotel's location and price.