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

Monday, March 9, 2015

Roger Lanctot Drops the "A" Word

Automotive Writer Drops the "A" Word

Crash Coalition Founder Candace Lightner had a talk with Roger Lanctot about his use of the word "accident".  

There is a hard core of campaigners for vehicle safety in the U.S. – railing against the conditions that enable a daily toll of nearly 100 highway fatalities in this country. Within this community of individuals and organizations there are no references to traffic accidents, only crashes.

I recently ran afoul of one of the most outspoken leaders of this fragmented movement, Candace Lightner. Candace is president of WeSaveLives and founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Candace expressed her displeasure with me after I referred to “accidents” in a blog about California legislation ( - Assembly Bill 1264) for the creation of a database for the notification of the next of kin of crash victims.

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