Crash Not Accident
Crash Not Accident is our campaign for more neutral, constructive terminology when referring to collisions on the roads.
We understand that many collisions occur without intent. But we object to the use of ‘accident’ as the standard term for all collisions, including those where the driver is convicted of causing the death, manslaughter, or even murder.
Our campaign is for the use of appropriate terminology that
- does not demean the devastation caused by crashes
- does not excuse any culpable behaviour
- does not contribute to the discrimination against road crash victims
but instead promotes accountability and an evidence based approach.
We urge the media, the police, the emergency services, health professionals and all others to adopt a neutral, constructive terminology when referring to collisions on the roads such as crash, collision or incident.
More here: RoadPeace Briefing Crash not Accident