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KQED radio's traffic reporting division.

Please stop using the term "accident" in your morning and afternoon traffic reports. The word "accident" implies that motor vehicle crashes are random and unpreventable. "Collision," "crash" and "incident" are more factually neutral terms that should be used in describing these events when their cause has yet to be determined.

Signed,

Daniel DiIulio

This petition closed 6 months ago

How this will help

People are injured and killed by motor vehicles every day in the Bay Area.  Describing these events as "accidents" makes it more difficult to address the underlying causes of motor vehicle crashes...

People are injured and killed by motor vehicles every day in the Bay Area.  Describing these events as "accidents" makes it more difficult to address the underlying causes of motor vehicle crashes and to ultimately reduce them.  This simple semantic change, heard by hundreds of thousands of people every day will help to change the way our society thinks about motor vehicle collisions and ultimately help to reduce them.  

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