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Smidsy accident

Discussion in 'Dictionary Additions' started by Enquiring Mind, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Enquiring Mind Senior Member

    UK/Česká republika
    English - the Queen's
    Term: Smidsy road accident

    Your definition or explanation: a collision in which one or more of the parties "didn't see" the other vehicle they collided with, and the driver aplogises by saying: "sorry mate, I didn't see you!"

    Example: "It could take decades before the number of deaths on our roads is reduced as a result of better car lights - or indeed before the number of bikers hit in so-called Smidsy (sorry mate, I didn't see you) accidents increase as a result of them becoming less visible in traffic

    One or more places you have seen the term: (Please give URLs/links to web pages, or a full description of a print publication.)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16215106 ; http://www.stop-smidsy.org.uk/; http://www.safespeed.org.uk/smidsy.html; http://www.sorrymate.com/claim-online

    Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries, and not found it? Yes
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2011

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