In the late 80s, NSA days, I remember at least one leader telling YMD after big activities: "No accidents!". There was this idea that we might be spaced out after activities, or the cosmic forces would try to sneak in after our good causes, or maybe this was because something had happened (?) after some leader's skiing accident (?), - but there was this knowing look from some YMDs and a vague explanation from the leadership to be careful after strenuous activities for cousin rufus. The 'No accidents' guidance didn't last long, unless it had been around before my time.
"NO ACCIDENTS" didn't exist in NSA during the early 70's. And many accidents did occur, especially traffic accidents, when members fell asleep at the wheel (often while traveling to or from an endless stream of cult activities). Sleep deprivation from obsessively doing non-stop cult activites causes eyes to uncontrollably slam shut as the brain shuts down. Makes it pretty tough to navigate the highway.
I know how exactly how this can happen - it did happen to me. I was driving home one Sundayafternoon from my senior leaders house - only about a 10 minute trip. But after only 3 or 4 miles on the highway, I passed out from sleep deprivation. I awoke with a start as the sound of my VW bug scraping the guard rail screamed at me. Luckily the car had drifted to the right, and not across the median into oncoming traffic. I wasn't hurt but the fenders on the right side of my car were both toast. Naturally, the cult convinced me that I was "protected" since I wasn't hurt.
The same thing happened to another Dallas area leader back then. He was on his way to lead a daimoku toso and fell asleep at the wheel. He drifted over into another lane right into a semi truck rig. He wasn't hurt but it left a huge amount of tire marks all over the side of his car. Again, it was explained how some magical protection had been applied by the Buddhist gods.
During a fanatical weekend trip to L.A. for a leader's HQ meeting (a 3,000 mile round trip that started in Dallas on Friday afternoon and ended with a return by 6 AM on Monday morning - just in time for work and school), I was driving back out of L.A. Everyone in the car was asleep but me, and I was completely exhausted as well. I actually began to hallucinate as I fought to stay awake. Chanting wasn't helping at all, and everyone else in the car had totally passed out. When we finally stopped and changed drivers, I realized that couldn't recall the last 30 or 40 miles at all. I had been sleep-driving in some semi-aware half-awake half-asleep state. Damn dangerous!!! I put all our lives in great jeapordy, believing that we would be magically "protected".
Accidents did happen in Dallas, and were certainly must have happened all around the country as well. So when the "No Accident" policy came around (I dont recall what year), I was relieved to see it, as I knew how many people were wrecklessly endangering themselves while driving under the delusion of special protection from the gods.
Cults are hazardous to your health.