accidentology

noun ac·ci·den·tol·o·gy \ ˌak-sə-dən-ˈtä-lə-jē , -(ˌ)den- \

Definition of accidentology

:the study and analysis of the causes and effects of accidents
  • Fatigue, vigilance and monotony were first studied in professional rail and road drivers, then, as motorway accidentology developed, in all car drivers.
  • —Pierre-Emmanuel BarjonetTraffic Psychology Today2001

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First Known Use of accidentology

1982


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