Drop The "A" Word - Not all crashes are accidents

Thursday, August 27, 2015

State DOT's that still call crashes "accidents"

The US DOT recently re-interated its policy on why they use the word "crash" instead of "accident".  The policy was established in the 90's.   Unfortunately 21 state DOT's never got the word, and continue to use the word in their communications.  These agencies need to understand that their words are wrong, hurtful and harmful. 

Alaska                                   @alaska511
Arkansas                               @AHTD
California                               @caltransHQ
Connecticut                           @CTDOT_Statewide
Delaware                               @DelawareDOT
Georgia                                 @GADeptofTrans
Montana                                @mdroadreport
PennDOT                              @511PAstatewide
New Jersey                           @511NJ
New Mexico                          @nmroads_test
New York                              @NYSDOT
N. Carolina                           @NCDOT
Louisiana                              @NS_Traffic
Ohio                                      @ODOT_Cleveland
Oklahoma                             @OKDOT
South Carolina                      @scdotpress
South Dakota                        @SouthDakotaDOT
Texas                                    @TxDOT
Virginia                                  @511statewideva
West Virginia                         @WVDOT