Trigger Warning: This post discusses road-related trauma
VicRoads has released crash statistics for the calendar years 2010-14 inclusive, so I thought I'd fire up MATLAB and see what I could make of the data. My analysis follows.
Heatmaps: What Happens, When?
Initially, I was interested in the spread of reported incidents throughout the day, and the week. With a nod to Powershop's cool ability to track energy usage in a similar fashion, I thought I'd generate a heatmap to show when its most likely, on average, for a collision to occur on Victorian roads, for a given time of week.