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How to prevent/avoid traffic accidents is worth paying attention to.

Hi,

Do both of "prevent" and "avoid" fit in the above and mean about the same to you? Thanks.
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Prevent seems more proactive than avoid. And the overall sentence structure could use recasting.
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Prevent seems more proactive than avoid. And the overall sentence structure could use recasting.

Thanks, Mister.

To make sure that I understand the word "proactive," is it correct to view it as "initiative?"

By the way, do you imply that the base sentence can be better reworded?

How about the following?

How to prevent/avoid traffic accidents is worth our attention.