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Posted: Jun/10/2016 at 4:28pm – author:Miles Brookes
Originally posted by khaney khaney wrote:

We made the shift to crash years ago but our State statutes still reference accident. A couple of years ago some changes were made at the legislature to change certain references of accident to “collision” while keeping others accident. I would advocate for a uniform use of crash in the safety community.

Traffic safety professionals here (engineers, law enforcement, data managers, ISS folks) use the term crash/collision fairly interchangeably and have moved away from the use of ‘accident’.  However, like the previous comment alludes to many if not all of our state statutes refer to these incidents as accident.  There is little desire to approach the Legislative branch on an issue such as this in the near future.  


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