Anyone with Internet access can search the Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) for a look at where more than 130,000 serious and fatal crashes in California have occurred.

John Bigham, of UC Berkeley’s Safe Transportation Research and Education Center and lead researcher for TIMS, explains this powerful new tool in the slideshow above.

The program uses data from the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, which includes all crashes reported by the California Highway Patrol, to produce customized maps of local roads and highways where collisions occur.

It provides professionals and the general public with information to identify traffic safety problems and potential solutions, says Bigham.

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