The safest time to drive

Posted to Infographics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

As we’ve seen, there are more fatal car crashes during the weekend and summer months, which is some time between May and September in the United States. The Guardian took a different approach to look at road fatalities in Australia.

The bottom section is your standard bar charts that show an average, but on top are mini-simulations that represent the averages. Small cars move in the background and squares appear on top to at different volumes. I originally thought the cars actually collided with each square, but it looks like they’re independent of each other. Nevertheless, an interesting approach.

Chart Type Used

Bar Chart

The old standby. The classic. The bar height or length represents data. The baseline starts at zero.


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