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

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Drop the 'A' Word library - Articles on the issue (Pro and Con)

Organizational Support:

Media and Blogs:

TeenSafe blog - What's the difference between a crash and an accident?

ETA Insurance - Words are powerful. Choose them carefully

Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) - Let's Talk About Crashes 

The Age - Crime, not 'accidents', often drives preventable road carnage

Bicycling Magazine - Take the #CrashNotAccident Pledge to Change How We Report Bike Deaths

JD Supra - Should we say car crash or car accident?  The language we use to classify auto collisions can be important

The Chronicle of Higher Education - Crash or Accident?

Bike NWA - #CrashNotAccident - Reframing the narrative of car bike collisions

WNCN - N. Carolina - When Vehicles Collide, What is it Called?

Driving You Crazy (Podcast) - When is a Crash Not an Accident?

Psychology Today - Accident vs. Crash - The Issue of Responsibility 

Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety - Crashes Aren't Accidents

The New York Times - It’s No Accident: Advocates Want to Speak of Car ‘Crashes’ Instead

HuffingtonPost - We've Been Brainwashed Into Saying "Car Accident"

Science Magazine - Disregarding Risk Does Not Equal an Accident

Nautilus -  How Language Helps Erase the Tragedy of Millions of Road Deaths
Kansas City Star - That Wreck Was No Accident

New York Magazine - Don’t Call a Car Crash an ‘Accident’

National Public Radio - When Cars Collide, Safety Advocates Say It's No 'Accident'

Reading Eagle - Accident or crash?  There's a difference

SFMTA - No "Accident": Why Language Matters in Making Our Streets Safer

Counter Arguments:

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