Car Accidents in Maryland
- Each year there are over 90,000 vehicle crashes in Maryland.
- In those crashes, over 40,000 people suffer injuries and nearly 500 are killed.
- Over 100 pedestrians are killed in vehicle accidents every year in Maryland and around 360 suffer serious injuries
- Over 60 motorcyclists are killed every year in Maryland and up to 300 suffer serious injuries.
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Visual Communication - 80%
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Usability - 85%
This infographic submission highlights various facts about car accidents in the state of Maryland. A good sign for an infographic is if the reader can quickly scan it without reading anything and still understand what the topic is. Testing this out, it's quite clear that this infographic is about car accidents. The various sections of the infographic are broken up nicely, with most having a word count that stays under what might be considered too much. Something that would substantially improve the effect of this infographic is data visualization. There are several stats throughout that are simply spelled out in copy when they should be illustrated. For example, the "8 out of 10 in Baltimore or Washington" statistic could be visualized. Likewise, the fast facts section offers a handful of opportunities for data viz instead of simple icons. Overall, we give this a B.