• Jiji


The number of fatal traffic accidents in Japan caused by drivers age 75 or over rose by 13 from the previous year to 346 in 2021, National Police Agency data showed Thursday.

Of the country's fatal traffic accidents last year, elderly drivers accounted for 15.1% — a record high.

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