An interactive map has been updated to show how dangerous roads in Hampshire, and the rest of the UK, really are.

The Department for Transport map now includes data on all road collisions in the UK from 2019 to 2020.

Users can navigate the map to see the statistics by region, council area and postcode.

The CollisionMap adjusts the data according to population so that users can compare the figures more accurately between areas as well as the national average.

Romsey Advertiser: Collision Map on iPhone. Credit: Buchanan ComputingCollision Map on iPhone. Credit: Buchanan Computing

Explaining why the company created the map, managing director of Buchanan Computing, Alex Smith, said: "Maintaining road safety is an important issue. There are severe financial pressures on local government, meaning authorities can't always devote the necessary funding to road safety.

"By allowing the public free access to CollisionMap, we feel we are playing a part by providing the information they need that allows them to engage with local authorities on road safety matters."

The website allows users to make various adjustments to allow for more accurate comparisons.

Smith said: "What is unique to CollisionMap is that we've incorporated the facility for the public to see how they compare adjusted for population levels as well as the road length in their area.

"So, everyone can see if they are in a postcode that has good road safety and also check how their local authority stands compared to others."

How safe are Hampshire's roads?

There were 1993 recorded collisions in Hampshire between 2019 and 2020 which is the third-highest in the south east after Kent and Surrey.

There were 18615 casualties with 3548 killed and seriously injured (KSI) collisions across the south east between 2019 and 2020.

Of these, Hampshire made up 2566 casualties and 551 KSIs.

At the bottom of the list, the lowest in the south east was Bracknell Forest which reported 117 collisions.

Total collisions in the south east

  1. Kent 2964
  2. Surrey 2334
  3. Hampshire 1993
  4. West Sussex 1566
  5. East Sussex 988
  6. Oxfordshire 861
  7. Buckinghamshire 599
  8. The City of Brighton and Hove 553
  9. Medway 441
  10. City of Portsmouth 427
  11. City of Southampton 372
  12. Milton Keynes 312
  13. Isle of Wight 224
  14. Reading 213
  15. Slough 200
  16. West Berkshire 170
  17. Wokingham 155
  18. Windsor and Maidenhead 140
  19. Bracknell Forest 117

See the full CollisionMap here.