Preventable Collision?

Objectively labeling a collision as preventable can sting, but it can also nurture good judgement

By David Kinaan  |   Oct 31, 2017

Caliber Press article

The term “preventable” can be a hard word to stomach—especially when you were just involved in a traffic collision that may have been your fault. It might imply that you should have known better and you did something wrong or failed to take an action that would have avoided the collision. Not an easy thing to accept when you’re a cop.

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