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An accident is a crash is a collision – or is it?

Roberts, S

General

ARSC conference 2016

An accident is a crash is a collision. Semantics, most certainly, but is the use of the “A” word hurting road safety?

In terms of road trauma, the majority of crashes where people are killed or injured can be attributed to human factors such as speeding, impairment by either drugs and/or alcohol, non-use of occupant restraints or helmets, and tiredness. Mechanical factors can also be a consideration.

The presentation will examine the perceptions and definition of the terms and how this might impact on community understanding of road trauma and telling the road safety story across all media platforms.