National May 26, 2015

Government wants increase in safe-driving features

The number of traffic accident deaths nationwide declined in 2014, but the share of elderly people killed was the highest in nearly 50 years, according to a government report issued Tuesday that called for further development in safe-driving technology like automatic braking systems. A total ...

National Dec 17, 2014

Panel to examine cycling safety measures after rise in collisions

As more people take to cycling and collisions with pedestrians increase, the transport ministry is looking at supporting municipalities' efforts to build additional dedicated lanes. The ministry said it will set up a panel of experts Friday to examine the best way to promote cycling ...

National Jan 23, 2013

Wayward cyclists face clampdown

The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office will start pressing criminal charges against cyclists who repeatedly ignore red lights amid a growing number of traffic accidents involving bicycles. The decision, announced Monday, takes effect this month. Until now, Tokyo cyclists have rarely been charged for riding ...