Jan 20, 2016

Fatal bus crash raises alarm bells

The Karuizawa bus crash should prompt the industry and authorities to reconsider whether current safety regulations are adequate and being properly followed.

Penchant for running red lights said highest in Osaka Prefecture

Jul 14, 2015

Penchant for running red lights said highest in Osaka Prefecture

Ignoring a red light comes as no surprise in Osaka, the country’s worst-ranking prefecture, where the number of fatalities in traffic accidents stemming from disregarding signals hit 102 in the first half of this year. According to the Osaka Prefectural Police, the 102 people ...

Middle-aged biker accident deaths surge, prompting safety concerns

Dec 17, 2014

Middle-aged biker accident deaths surge, prompting safety concerns

While the number of fatal traffic accidents has been on the decline nationwide in recent years, those involving middle-aged and elderly motorcyclists have been increasing, prompting safety concerns among road-traffic authorities. One of the main reasons for the increase is believed to be that ...

Schoolchildren taken to hospital after Tokyo expressway accident

Nov 8, 2014

Schoolchildren taken to hospital after Tokyo expressway accident

Forty-six people, including schoolchildren, were taken to hospital on Saturday morning following an accident involving three buses and a motorcycle on Tokyo’s Metropolitan Expressway, the fire department said. They were taken in for minor injuries after a motorcycle crashed into the side of a ...

Aug 20, 2014

Traffic deaths at record low over Bon

Police data show this year’s Bon summer holiday period was the safest in terms of the number of traffic deaths. The death toll came to 93, down by nine from a year before, falling below 100 for the first time since records began in ...