Source: Autoblog (see the rest of this graphic here)
“Accident” is a term we use to avoid responsibility for the behavior that causes crashes.
Drunk driving is not an accident. Cell phone use is not an accident. Distracted, aggressive and irresponsible operation of a vehicle is not an accident. Failure to use due care is not an accident.
Our cavalier attitude toward driving is not an accident. It is a direct result of our failure to take personal responsibility for the consequences of our actions and, likewise, to hold our peers accountable for theirs. It has been nurtured and reinforced through compensation for incompetence in road design and emphasis on engineering safety features in cars.