• Kyodo


The Diet passed a bill Wednesday that imposes stricter penalties on drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or due to their medical condition.

The bill, which cleared the House of Councilors and will take effect by May, was compiled in the wake of a string of fatal accidents in recent years as a result of drunken driving, unlicensed driving or driving with impaired judgment due to illness.

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