Merging – Are You Doing it Wrong?

Merging in traffic often feels like a battle of wills and of principles. Some selfish drivers race ahead in the closing lane to cut in front of those who dutifully took their place in line as early as possible. The conscientious drivers in the slower-moving lane then try to punish the line-cutters by refusing to […]

Accident or Crash: Why Words Matter

There is a movement to stop calling motor vehicle crashes “accidents”. Why? Because the words we use shape or thoughts, attitudes, and ultimately, our actions. Accident implies that no one is accountable. That no one is to blame. “Crash” is neutral. It does not imply blame or lack thereof. It leaves the question open. It […]