ac·​ci·​den·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌak-sə-dən-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce accidentology (audio) , -(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 Barjonet, Traffic Psychology Today, 2001

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Accidentology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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