This innovative tool has been designed to support educators, young people, parents and guardians to easily access information based on real incident data from the Department for Transport*, to maximise the impact of road safety education.

By becoming more aware of previous incidents and their location you’ll be able to:

  • Tailor road safety education to your area
  • Give context and real road safety examples to young people, which is relatable to their world
  • Equip young people with insight to support their road safety learning
  • Help young people engage with the importance of being careful on the road, and how it is everyone’s responsibility to try and prevent accidents happening in the future.

To get started, type in any place name, street name or postcode in the search bar, and press enter. This could be the street your school is on, a school trip location or anywhere else.

For each search result you enter, the map will highlight blue, yellow and red pins. Each pin represents a previously reported road accident that has taken place. The colour of each pin indicates the casualty severity due to the road accident. Click on each pin to discover the time/date, weather/lighting conditions, casualty age and vehicle type. For a full list of definitions and icon meanings, please download the THINK! Map definitions PDF.

Maximise the impact of this tool in the classroom by using one or more of these lesson ideas:

Remember, road safety can be a sensitive issue, before delivering any of this content, please check whether any young people have been affected by a serious road incident as a witness or a victim. For more guidance for educators’ information click here.

*THINK! Map only uses official data from incidents reported to the police, so the results are the most reliable available. We rely on data provided from the Department for Transport and aim to keep the map as up-to-date as possible. Please download the About THINK Map Data PDF to find out more about our data sources and frequency of updates.