National Jul 28, 2020

Japan traffic accidents fall in first half amid pandemic

The number of traffic accidents in Japan in January to June fell 22.3 percent from a year before to 146,043 amid the coronavirus pandemic, National Police Agency data showed Tuesday. The decrease was apparently because of lower traffic volume as many people refrained from going ...

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 ...