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WHITE PAPER
ON TRAFFIC SAFETY IN JAPAN 2012
Abridged Edition

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Table of contents (PDF:81KB)open a new window

I Outline of Present Situation

Title 1 Land Transport

Part 1 Road Transport

Chapter 1 Road Traffic Accident Trends (PDF:379KB)open a new window

  1. Long-Term Transition of Road Traffic Accidents
  2. Road Traffic Accident Conditions During 2011

Chapter 2 Overview of Current Road Traffic Safety Measures (PDF:419KB)open a new window

  1. Improvement of Road Traffic Environment
  2. Dissemination and Reinforcement of Traffic Safety
  3. Ensuring Safe Driving
  4. Ensuring Vehicle Safety Measures
  5. Improvement of Rescue and Emergency Medical Systems

Topics

  • Regarding Traffic Safety Measures on Main Roads Regarding the promotion of the "Zero accidents plan" (a strategy emphasizing the elimination of accident-risk intervals) and countermeasures against road kills
  • Working towards the Realization of Orderly Bicycle Traffic
  • Holding Traffic Safety Forum
  • Economic Losses Due to Traffic Accidents

Part 2 Railway Transport (PDF:383KB)open a new window

Chapter 1 Railway Traffic Accident Trends

  1. Operating Accidents over Recent Years

Chapter 2 Overview of Current Railway Traffic Safety Measures

  1. Improvement of Railway Environment
  2. Dissemination of Knowledge about the Safety of Rail Traffic
  3. Ensuring the Safe Operation of Railways

Topics

  • Assistance to Victims of Public Traffic Accidents
  • Future Efforts in Transportation Safety Management System

Title 2 Maritime Transport (PDF:200KB)open a new window

Chapter 1 Maritime Accident Trends

  1. Maritime Accidents and Rescues During 2011
  2. Major Constituents of Maritime Accidents and Rescues during 2011, Including Pleasure Boats

Chapter 2 Current Maritime Traffic Safety Measures

  1. Improvement of Maritime Traffic Environment
  2. Dissemination of Knowledge Regarding Maritime Transport Safety
  3. Ensuring Safe Operation of Boats and Ships
  4. Augmentation of Safety Measures for Small Vessels, etc.

Topics

  • Measures to prevent the recurrence of the down-river rollover boat accident that happened at Tenryu river

Title 3 Air Transport (PDF:228KB)open a new window

Chapter 1 Air Traffic Accident Trends

  1. Air Traffic Accidents in Recent Years
  2. Mishaps Involving Air Traffic Safety During 2011

Chapter 2 Overview of Current Air Traffic Safety Measures

  1. Conversion to Comprehensive Safety Management
  2. Development of air traffic environment
  3. Ensuring Safe Operation of Aircraft
  4. Ensuring Aircraft Safety

Topics

  • About the status of efforts ensuring the safety of each transport sector in the circumstances of the Great East Japan Earthquake

II Outline of the Plan

Title 1 Measures Regarding the Safety of Land Transport (PDF:105KB)open a new window

Chapter 1 Measures Regarding Road Transport Safety

  1. Improvement of Road Traffic Environment
  2. Dissemination and Reinforcement of Traffic Safety
  3. Ensuring Safe Driving
  4. Ensuring Vehicle Safety
  5. Improvement of Rescue and Emergency Medical System

Chapter 2 Measures Regarding Railway Transport Safety

  1. Improvement of Railway Environment
  2. Ensuring the Safe Operations of Railways

Title 2 Measures Regarding Maritime Transport Safety (PDF:96KB)open a new window

  1. Improvement of Maritime Traffic Environment
  2. Ensuring Safe Operations of Vessels
  3. Improvement of Safety Measures for Small Vessels

Title 3 Measures Regarding Air Transport Safety (PDF:73KB)open a new window

  1. Conversion to a Comprehensive Safety Management
  2. Ensuring Safe Operation of Aircraft
  3. Ensuring Aircraft Safety

[Remarks]

  1. The smaller units for numbers provided in the charts are in principle rounded off. Therefore, there could be cases when the total number does not exactly match the sum of the breakdown of the numbers.
  2. The number of road traffic fatalities, if not otherwise mentioned, refers to the number of deaths within 24 hours.
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