Pledge to Quit Calling Motor Vehicle Crashes “Accidents”


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Transportation Alternatives (T.A.) has organized a campaign to get people to pledge to quit using the word “accident” when talking about a motor vehicle “crash.”

T.A. fights for the installation of infrastructure improvements that reduce speeding and traffic crashes, save lives and improve everyday transportation for all New Yorkers.

Consider this: Planes don’t have accidents. They crash.

Altering language like this is a critical piece in re-framing the problem-unsafe streets designed for vehicles rather than for people. Altering language can also play an important role in highlighting disparities in traffic fatalities and injuries as well as inequity in access to safe streets among Latinos.

Unfortunately, Latinos and resident in low-income neighborhoods are at higher risk for traffic fatalities and injuries, likely due to lack of public and private investment in safe road design and infrastructure.

The idea is that traffic crashes are preventable through better road design. Since they are preventable, let’s not call them “accidents” anymore.

Sign the pledge here.

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