Infographics & Data Visualizations

Infographics & Data Visualizations

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Numbers Don’t Lie: 31 Stats Show that Australians are Right to be Driving on Left

There are many different factors that can cause vehicle accidents. From how roads are designed and the population to the number of people and drivers throughout the world the driving conditions are not exactly the same. However, you can see clear patterns in the data and the driving culture and environment based on just some statistics, such as:

  • Number of vehicles
  • Traffic accidents
  • Accidents per vehicle
  • Speed limit
  • Average crash speed
  • Kilometers of highway

The world is leaning towards driving on the right side, as 166 countries use the right side when driving while 74 countries stick to the left side.

Even though fewer countries drive on the left, major countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia drive on this side. I countries like the United States and Germany where people drive on the right there tends to be a greater number of vehicle accidents and fatal crashes. In fact, over the course of 100 million miles driven, there are 85 road fatalities per million inhabitants in Germany and 111 fatalities in the United States compared to 50 and 38 in Australia and the UK respectively.

In either left or right side counties, vehicle accidents are the most common (about 86% to 72%) followed by pedestrian (12% to 23%) and finally bicycle (2% to 12%). Countries that drive on the left side may have the fewest fatalities by vehicle (72.3% in the UK) and bike (2.7% in Australia and 5% in the UK), but most pedestrian fatalities occur compared to left side. In the United Kingdom, 22.7% and in Australia, 15% pedestrian fatalities occur compared to 14.8% in Germany and 12.2% in the United States.

Sometimes vehicle accidents can occur whether or not someone is driving on a certain side and despite the speed limit or type of vehicle crash. Accidents can occur because of different distractions as well and it’s a contributing factor for 22% of car crashes throughout the world.

One distraction is cell phone use and a reported statistic of 59% of Australians and 69% of Americans use cell phones while they are driving. However, besides texting, distracted accidents can occur because the driver was fatigued or they were too busy by looking at other crashes.

Now how’s that on a perspective of unsafe driving?

Source: http://www.hcalawyers.com.au/numbers-dont-lie-31-stats-show-that-australians-are-right-to-be-driving-on-left-infographic/

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The Worlds Coolest Sheds

Today I have an infographic from the new United Kingdom garden buildings buyers guide called What Shed featuring some of the coolest sheds that you will ever see.

To find all these wonderful sheds the people at What Shed looked at hundreds of entries on the fantastic shed of the year competition website called Reader Sheds and selected fifteen of the very best designs they could find for this infographic.

Some of my personal favourites are Munchkin House, The Queen Emma, The Priory and The Teapot. Please let me know which ones you like the most by leaving a comment here or by posting on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

The infographic provides a nice picture of each shed as well as the owners names, key features and wherever possible the location of each one. I am pretty sure most of these sheds are based in Britain but the location of some of them is unclear.

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Rent vs. Own: Which Option Is Best for You?

In this infographic about buying or renting your next home we researched the important factors and pros and cons to consider for both buying and renting. This, we hope, will make it easier for readers to determine what is right for them and their housing needs. Throughout the infographic we provide the many reasons buying might not be the best decision for you and your situation or we will help determine if it is the right choice.

Certain criteria need to be met, but not all are easily known. Renting also has its advantages of not keeping you in a certain city for longer than you’d like. The real estate market has many deciding factors when it comes to buying your home and we try to decode the unknown for you. After extensive research and breaking down all the factors into easy to things to consider we leave the decision up to you. With you in mind we at SpareFoot.com hope that you are better informed to make the right choice for you.

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The 5 seconds of engagement

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This infographic describes how slow page load can affect an online business and the direct link to seed and user engagement, traffic, conversions and revenue. It also notes the importance of the web hosting for the page speed load and the data centers location. The closer to the target audience the better. It also includes real companies case studies and how they have managed to benefit from increasing their page speed by just a fraction.

This infographic is made by top5hosting.co.uk - UK web hosting reviews.