Calling a spade a spade

I want to introduce another terminology argument: When two cars crash on the highway, can we please stop referring to it as an “accident” and refer to it as it truly is? “One dumb-ass driver driving like a dumb ass”? I know that’s not as neat or compact as the traffic reporters would like it to be, but I can’t help but wonder how many of these so-called “accidents” weren’t followed by an “oops, sorry” but rather by a “you stupid idiot, can’t you watch where you’re going?!?”

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  1. Hi Augie,

    I’d like to respectfully disagree on changing the terminology. There are many “accidents” that occur between two parties of level headed individuals in full command of their senses, for example when a traffic light works incorrectly, or during equipment failure.

    Maybe a majority of accidents occur just because some kid is hot rodding around, or some elderly person should have lost their license years ago, or some middle aged man is suffering from road rage. I’d just suggest that it is disrespectful to blame all accidents solely on the participants

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