Ohio Fatal Traffic Crash Map for 2005 in Google Earth

Ohio Traffic Fatalities 2005 in Google EarthThe Ohio State Highway Patrol has just released a well done, and dramatic, collection of placemarks showing the locations and details of fatal traffic accidents in the state during 2005. The number of fatal crashes is stunning. Download the Ohio fatal traffic accidents collection now. They have used icons to represent whether the fatality was in a car, motorcycle, alcohol related, or commercial. Each placemark contains details on number of fatalities, location, type, alcohol involved, and the cause. You can zoom in and see the actual location in the satellite/aerial photos in GE, and turn on the roads layer to see better where each happened.

“It is imperative that motorists are educated about traffic safety and understand the dangers on Ohio’s roadways,” Colonel Paul McClellan, Patrol superintendent said. “Providing accurate and detailed information utilizing Google Earth will help to inform troopers as well as the public about these problem areas.”

It seems quite a few people just drive off the road in rural areas and alcohol is not even involved. The other strong point clearly illustrated is that drinking and driving really is dangerous.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Good work from Ohio’s officials. However it’s always sad to see that USA is pretty much the last country on Earth where drinking and driving is NOT deemed as socially unacceptable behaviour.

  2. Charles Lambert says:

    While not hard core engineering safety data, it is stunningly practial as a public education tool. I hope the Ohio press uses it often. Good for Ohio to share otherwise dry and overlooked infotmation in a format anybody can understand.

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