Ohio State University scientists and the Ohio State Department of Transportation have collaborated to develop a probabilistic model for forecasting the likely locations of fatal and injury-causing crashes. Part of the model, shown here, uses Google Earth software to pinpoint the exact locations where risk levels are low (shown in green), moderate (shown in yellow), and high (shown in red). Mapping the statistical results provides a method for easy interpretation of the data, and it effectively communicates the risk of different types of crashes--such as speed-related accidents and alcohol-related accidents--happening at different spots. Google Earth also provides users with the capability to zoom in on certain locations and view roadways from different angles.