Our response to DfT consultation on reporting road accidents to the police

We've responded to the Department for Transport consultation on reporting road accidents to the police.

Out first comment was to point out that "we do not use the term ‘accidents’, preferring the more widely used terms ‘collisions’ or‘crashes’. With virtually every crash, at least some blame will be attached to at least one person. Crashes do not happen by ‘accident’. We think Government should change the Road Traffic Act 1988 to enable a term other than ‘accident’ to be used in this context."

You can read the rest of our response in our letter to the Dft: Reporting road accidents to the police DfT consultation.

Members can contribute to our discussion on Cyclescape 3900.