Definition: Commuting accident

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The term commuting accident means any accident which occurs during the normal journey between the home, the place of work and the usual place where meals are taken. This journey can include normal activities on the way to or from work, like for example picking one's children up from school. On the other hand, an accident is not considered as a commuting accident if it takes place during a journey different from the usual journey for specific reasons, which is considered as an accident during leisure time (including transport during leisure time). Are also excluded accidents which occur in the course of work even if they occur on the public highway or other public places (e.g., station).
Eurostat, "European statistics on accidents at work (ESAW) - Methodology", 2001 Edition, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2002

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