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WHITE PAPER
ON TRAFFIC SAFETY IN JAPAN 2015
Abridged Edition

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Table of contents (PDF:134KB)open a new window

I Outline of Present Situation

Title 1 Land Transport

Part 1 Road Transport

Chapter 1 Road Traffic Accident Trends
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 1. Long-Term Transition of Road Traffic Accidents
 2. Road Traffic Accident Conditions during 2014
  • Overall Condition
  • Number of Fatalities and Injuries in Traffic Accidents by Age Group
  • Number of Fatalities and Injuries in Traffic Accidents by Condition
  • Number of Fatalities in Traffic Accidents by Condition and by Age Group
  • Number of Fatalities with or without the Use of Seat-belt
  • Number of Fatalities with or without the Use of Child-seats

Chapter 2 Overview of Current Road Traffic Safety Measures (PDF:294KB)別ウインドウで開きます

 1. Improvement of Road Traffic Environment
  • Development of People-First Walking Spaces Offering Safety and Security on Community Roads
  • Promotion of Traffic Safety Measures on Arterial Roads
  • Comprehensive Development of Bicycle Usage Environment
  • Use of Intelligent Transport Systems
 2. Dissemination and Reinforcement of Traffic Safety
  • Promotion of Traffic Safety Education for the Elderly
  • Promotion of the Safe Usage of Bicycles
 3. Ensuring Safe Driving
  • Promotion of Measures for Elderly Drivers
  • Augmentation of Supervision for Road Transport Operators
  • Enhancement of Transport Safety Management System
 4. Ensuring Vehicle Safety Measures
  • Promotion of Vehicle Safety Measures
 5. Development of Rescue and Emergency Medical Systems
  • Promotion of the “Doctor-Helicopter Business”
  • Augmentation of Fire Department and Collaborative Systems for Medical Agencies

Part 2 Railway Transport (PDF:214KB)open a new window

Chapter 1 Railway Traffic Accident Trends

 1. Operational Accidents over Recent Years

Chapter 2 Overview of Current Railway Traffic Safety Measures

 1. Improvement of Railway Environment
  • Improving Operational Safety Devices
  • Strengthening of the Earthquake Resistance of Railway Structure
 2. Dissemination of Knowledge about the Safety of Rail Traffic
 3. Ensuring the Safe Operation of Railways
  • Retaining the Quality of Train Operators
  • Analysis and Utilization of Risk Information
  • Enhancement of Security Audit, etc
  • Enhancement of Transport Safety Management System
  • Appropriate Response in Cases of Large-Scale Accident Occurrence

Title 2 Maritime Transport (PDF:235KB)open a new window

Chapter 1 Maritime Accident Trends

 1. Maritime Accidents and Rescues during 2014
 2. Major Constituents of Pleasure Boat Accidents and Maritime Rescues during 2014

Chapter 2 Current Maritime Traffic Safety Measures

 1. Improvement of Maritime Traffic Environment
  • Improvement of Traffic Safety Facilities
 2. Dissemination of Knowledge Regarding Maritime Transport Safety
  • Raising Awareness of the Prevention of Maritime Accidents
 3. Ensuring Safe Operation of Boats and Ships
  • Promotion of Transport Safety Management Audit
  • Strengthening of Supervision for Passenger Ship Operators
 4. Augmentation of Safety Measures for Small Vessels, etc
  • Promotion of Safety Measures for Pleasure Boats

Title 3 Air Transport (PDF:148KB)open a new window

Chapter 1 Air Traffic Accident Trends

 1. Air Traffic Accidents in Recent Years
 2. Incidents Related to Air Traffic Safety during 2014
  • Safety Issues Involving Air Carriers

Chapter 2 Overview of Current Air Traffic Safety Measures

 1. Conversion to Comprehensive Safety Management
  • Introduction of State Safety Program (SSP)
 2. Development of Air Traffic Environment
  • Measures Against Runway Incursion
 3. Ensuring Safe Operation of Aircraft
  • Enhancement and Strengthening of the Transportation Safety Management System
  • Strengthening of Supervision of Air Carriers
 4. Ensuring Aircraft Safety
  • Improvement of Technical Standards of Maintenance and Inspection of Aircraft

II Outline of the Plan

Part 1 Measures Regarding the Safety of Land Transport (PDF:162KB)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 Operation of Railways

Part 2 Measures Regarding Maritime Transport Safety (PDF:145KB)open a new window

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

Part 3 Measures Regarding Air Transport Safety (PDF:141KB)open a new window

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

Topics

Introduction of Circular Intersections (Roundabouts)
Traffic Safety Measures for the Elderly (PDF:422KB)open a new window

Safe Use of Bicycles (PDF:311KB)open a new window
Initiatives in Traffic Volunteer Activities (PDF:343KB)open a new window
Response to a High-speed Bus Accident on the Hokuriku Expressway
Traffic Measures in Heavy Snow (PDF:378KB)open a new window

Commencement of Preventative and Safety Performance Assessment
Status of Application after Enforcement of the Act on Punishment for Acts of Driving Causing Death on Injury (PDF:474KB)open a new window

Holding of the Symposium on the “Support of Children Who Lost Their Families in Traffic Accidents” (PDF:479KB)open a new window
Campaign for Zero Platform Accidents
Visualization of Navigation Warnings (PDF:416KB)open a new window

Operation of the Voluntary Information Contributory to Enhancement of Safety System (abbreviation: VOICES) (PDF:281KB)open a new window

[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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