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The code of conduct would be aimed at avoiding accidents.

The code of conduct would aim to avoid accidents.

The code of conduct would aim at avoiding accidents.

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Yes, as with all slight changes of wording in English, there is a difference.

"The code of conduct would be aimed at avoiding accidents."

  • The use of the helping verb "would be" is passive, and fails to make a definitive statement in formal circumstances. It's rather poorly worded.

"The code of conduct would aim to avoid accidents."

  • This is slightly better (without "be"), and implies a more active function of "aiming". It is certainly more pleasing to the ear.

"The code of conduct would aim at avoiding accidents."

  • "Aim" should best be used with "to" here, because "aim[ing] at" is more like someone is using a projectile weapon and aiming it at something. The phrasing still works, though.
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