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The Drop the 'A' Word library - Articles on the issue (Pro and Con)
Organizational Support : NY Families for SafeStreets  - Crash Not Accident NHTSA  - Crashes Aren’t Accidents RoadPeace  – Crash Not Accident campaign We Save Lives  – Crashes aren’t Accidents FMCSA - A Crash is Not an Accident Media and Blogs: Psychology To...

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FMCSA Letter to Editors and Correspondants
A Crash is Not an Accident EDITORS AND CORRESPONDENTS A crash is not an accident. Changing the way we think about events and the words we use to describe them affects the way we behave. Motor vehicle crashes occur "when a link or several links in the chain"...

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The Drop the 'A' Word library - Articles on the issue (Pro and Con)
Organizational Support : NY Families for SafeStreets  - Crash Not Accident NHTSA  - Crashes Aren’t Accidents RoadPeace  – Crash Not Accident campaign We Save Lives  – Crashes aren’t Accidents Media – Blogs: The New York Times  -  It’s No Accident: Advocates...

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It’s No Accident: Advocates Want to Speak of Car ‘Crashes’ Instead   New York Times - Monday, May 23, 2016 - By Matt Richtel Credit Phote - Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer, via Associated Press Roadway fatalities are soaring at a rate not seen in 50 y...

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Day of Remembrance for Road Victims - Social Media Support
Below is a list of organizations who have express support for the November 15 Day of Remembrance for Crash Victims by using #CrashNotAccident  USDOT   National Organizations for Youth Safety Delaware DMV Vermont DMV Michigan DOT Texas DOT Georgia DOT Tennes...

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The definition of "accident" - a closer look.
We hear a
lot from reporters who defend use of the word “accident” by saying that no-one
crashes intentionally.   But let’s look at
the definition.      When you Google “accident definition” this is
what you get. ac·ci·dent 1 . 
an unfortunate incident that...

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What Traffic Reporters say about the word "Accident"
Posted by Jeff Larason Prior to working in roadway safety I spent many years as a
Traffic Reporter.     I worked with DOT’s
around the country setting up 511 systems and overseeing Traffic Operations
Centers.   In those jobs I used the word
“accident” liter...

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Wired and BoingBoing discuss #CrashNotAccident
This weekend, two highly regarded sites posted strong, compelling arguments about how the word "accident".   Wired: Stop Calling My Daughter's Death a Car Accident By Hsi-Pei Liao BoingBoing Car Accidents Aren't Accidents By Cory Doctorow

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Policy - Riverside PD - Not all crashes are "accidents"
Riverside, Illinois Police Chief Tom Wentzel has established a policy that his officers are avoid use of  "accident" in reference to road crashes.    NYC and SF have similar policies.  
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