Business Mar 28, 2020

GM will pay $120 million over faulty ignition switches

General Motors Co. has agreed to a $120 million settlement over faulty ignition switches that allegedly caused cars to stall and air bags to deploy, in some cases triggering fatal accidents. The deal, which must be approved by a judge, would resolve hundreds of lawsuits ...

Japan gets tougher on road rage and testing for elderly drivers

National Mar 3, 2020

Japan gets tougher on road rage and testing for elderly drivers

The Abe government on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to a bill that would impose harsher penalties for road rage incidents and institute measures aimed at reducing fatal accidents involving elderly drivers. The proposed changes to the road traffic law would oblige drivers aged 75 and ...

Traffic deaths in Japan hit record low in 2019

National Jan 6, 2020

Traffic deaths in Japan hit record low in 2019

The number of deaths in traffic accidents across Japan last year fell to 3,215, the fewest since officials started compiling comparable data in 1948, according to a National Police Agency report. The number fell by 317, or 9.0 percent, from 2019, the NPA said Monday. By ...