Looking For New Owner

Update August 6th 2012: After four years, the site has a new owner (Mark), a new plan and is now available at, providing information on road deaths in Ireland and road safety.

John is closing the door on, a great mapping project which ran between 2006 and 2007 but hasn’t seen updates in the last nine months or so.

I had offered in the past to carry the ball but my time constraints are just as bad.

The site detailed fatal traffic collision reports for 2006 and into 2007, plotting each accident on a map of the country.

This would be a great project for someone interesting in road deaths in Ireland, mapping, or someone with a desire to improve the facilities already in place. If you’re interested in the project, see the Jaiku note here or visit John’s blog to contact him.


  1. John April 29, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Thanks for drawing attention to this Ken. James Corbett has kindly stepped in and added imported the data over to
    Hopefully with the help of open contribution the maps can be more easily maintained and more accurate too as local knowledge is thrown in.

  2. Ken McGuire April 30, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Glad to help 🙂

    Happier that the project will get to continue and hopefully get more contributors. It would be a shame after everything that’s been done to see it slide off the web completely.

    Looking forward to seeing the outcome of the community contributions under

  3. Jonathan Brazil April 30, 2008 at 10:26 am

    For Ken: What would be really nice would be a simple little widget on the sidebar that showed the current and dynamically updated average age of those being killed on the roads. In addition it would be nice to see a clear indicator of those who are non-car drivers and their average age profile too. Then someday, just maybe, we might see a TV advert that offers a sense of equality and shows somebody in their 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s getting involved in a serious accident.

  4. Jonathan Brazil April 30, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Apologies I meant to say for James not Ken. Brain fading earlier than usual today!

  5. Ken McGuire April 30, 2008 at 10:31 am

    @Jonathan… Agreed, I would like to see something on TV that showed it’s not only young drivers to get involved in accidents. Why not highlight pedestrian deaths, drink driving at any age…

    It would be an interesting aside from the maps and is information that should be readily available, provided there was someone willing to put in the work in collating it…

  6. Jonathan Brazil April 30, 2008 at 10:56 am

    It’s difficult to get the time sadly; it does require a good deal of work. I got involved with the equality authority many years ago now and did some work on the figures from the RSA, the CSO, and the NRA. Basically the end result was a figure that showed that 77.2% of all driver deaths, in 2002, on our roads were outside of the 17-24 age bracket. Sadly I couldn’t get accurate data on the number of unlicensed, joy-riders or uninsured drivers; this would have made interesting viewing also. Fair play to James for taking this on though, it’s a great project that has the potential to offer an opinion that isn’t “sponsored” by a leading insurer.

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