We Save Lives' Safe Roads Alliance, End DD, Jeff Larason, co-founder, Drop the "A" Word campaign, and others launched a campaign to convince the Denver Police to drop the "A" word and use crash instead. If it involves
drunk or drugged driving
encouraged them to use crime.
It is a crime and a violent crime, but people forget, including the police.
To give credit where credit is due, the Denver Police initiated a vote on their twitter page because they said there is a
to change the word from accident to crash. We jumped on their challenge - tweeting and posting on FB while keeping tabs on the votes. Our friends and followers responded by carrying the message to their followers and friends. The final result?
56% said call them "crashes" and 44% said to keep calling them accidents. Obviously none of those 44% were crash and crime victims whose loved ones were killed by a drunk, drugged or distracted driver or by any other deadly driving decision someone made.
We are still waiting for the change. Their latest posting on our Face Book page said "
We heard you and are discussing a possible change!" Let them know you agree. You can comment on their Face Book
Thanks for your help!