Smidsy accident

Enquiring Mind

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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
 
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