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Crash Not Accident: A Panel on Safe Streets, Journalism, and Word Choice

Words matter. Crash Not Accident is a campaign to educate San Diegans about our role preventing traffic deaths and serious injuries by acknowledging that crashes are not merely accidents but the result of human error and systemic decisions.

Circulate San Diego will lead a discussion about the Crash Not Accident movement nationally and the ways language shapes our perception of traffic violence. The panel will delve into the role of cities, advocates, and the media when discussing traffic collisions with the general public. Panelists include:

  • Leah Shahum, Executive Director and Founder, Vision Zero Network
  • Andrew Bowen, Metro Reporter, KPBS
  • Maya Rosas, Director of Policy, Circulate San Diego
  • Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel, Circulate San Diego

Panel co-hosts include the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and Climate Action Campaign.

About Crash Not Accident Campaign

Crash Not Accident is a campaign led by Circulate San Diego, with funding from California Office of Traffic Safety.