WHITE PAPER
ON TRAFFIC SAFETY IN JAPAN 2017
Abridged Edition

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Table of contents (PDF:33KB)open pdf in a new window

Feature article

“Prevention of Traffic Accidents involving Elderly People”

Introduction (PDF:138KB)open pdf in a new window

1 Current state of Elderly People (PDF:881KB)open pdf in a new window

  1. Progressing to an aging society
  2. Characteristics of fatal traffic accidents of elderly pedestrians
  3. Characteristics of fatal traffic accidents by elderly drivers

2 Efforts towards Prevention of Traffic Accidents involving Elderly People (PDF:956KB)open pdf in a new window

  1. Progressing to an aging society
  2. Characteristics of fatal traffic accidents of elderly pedestrians

3 Promotion of Further Measures for Prevention of Traffic Accidents involving Elderly People (PDF:110KB)open pdf in a new window


I Current status of Traffic safety measures and situation of traffic accidents of fiscal year 2016

Title 1 Land Transport

Part 1 Road Transport (PDF:1,483KB)open pdf in a new window

Chapter 1 Road Traffic Accident Trends

  1. Long-Term Transition of Road Traffic Accidents
  2. Road Traffic Accident Conditions during 2016
    • Overall Condition
    • Number of Fatalities and Injuries in Traffic Accidents by State
    • Number of Fatalities and the Number of Injuries in Traffic Accidents by Age Group
    • Number of Fatalities in Traffic Accidents by Age Group and by State per a Population of 100,000
    • 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

  1. Improvement of Road Traffic Environment
    • Development in People-First Walking Spaces Offering Safety and Security on Residential Streets
    • Promotion of Traffic Safety Measures in Arterial Roads
    • Comprehensive Development of the Cycling Environment
    • Use of Intelligent Transport Systems
  2. Dissemination and Reinforcement of Traffic Safety
    • Promotion of Step by Step and Systematic Traffic Safety Education
    • 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
    • Promotion of Safety Measures Based on Safety Plan of Business Vehicle
    • Establishment of Transport Safety Management System
  4. Ensuring Vehicle Safety Measures
    • Promotion of Development and Dissemination of Advanced Safety Vehicles (ASV) including Automatic Driving Technology which Contributes to Safety
  5. Development of Rescue and Emergency Medical Systems
    • Promotion of the “Doctor-Helicopter Project”
    • Augmentation of Fire Department and Collaborative Systems for Medical Agencies

Part 2 Railway Transport (PDF:145KB)open pdf in 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
    • Reinforcement of Measures for Safety Improvement on Station Platform
  2. Dissemination of Knowledge about the Safety of Rail Traffic
  3. Ensuring the Safe Operation of Railways
    • Retaining the Quality of Train Operators
    • Sharing and Use of Trouble Information on Safety
    • Appropriate Response in Cases of Large-Scale Accident Occurrence
    • Enhancement of Transport Safety Management System

Title 2 Maritime Transport (PDF:253KB)open pdf in a new window

Chapter 1 Maritime Accident Trends

  1. Current Situation of Maritime Accidents
  2. Major Constituents of Maritime Accidents and Maritime Rescue during 2016

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
    • Prevention of Human Errors
    • Strengthening of Supervision for Passenger Ship Operators, etc.
    • Promotion of Transport Safety Management Assessment
  4. Augmentation of Safety Measures for Small Vessels, etc.
    • Promotion of Safety Measures for Pleasure Boats

Title 3 Air Transport (PDF:190KB)open pdf in a new window

Chapter 1 Air Traffic Accident Trends

  1. Air Traffic Accidents in Recent Years
  2. Incidents Related to Air Traffic Safety during 2016
    • Safety Issues involving Air Carriers

Chapter 2 Overview of Current Air Traffic Safety Measures

  1. Conversion to Comprehensive Safety Management
    • Reinforcement of SMS (Safety Management System) for Business Provider
  2. Ensuring Safe Operation of Aircraft
    • Establishment of Operation Standards for Securing the Safe Operations
    • Enhancement and Strengthening of the Transport Safety Management System
  3. Ensuring Aircraft Safety
    • Improvement of Technical Standards of Maintenance and Inspection of Aircraft
  4. Maintaining the Air Traffic Environment
    • Promotion of Measures against Runway Incursion

II Plan for traffic safety measures in 2017

Part 1 Measures Regarding the Safety of Land Transport (PDF:157KB)open pdf in a new window

Chapter 1 Measures Regarding Road Transport Safety

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

Chapter 2 Measures Regarding Railway Transport Safety

  1. Improvement of Railway Environment
  2. Ensuring the Safe Operation of Railway

Part 2 Measures Regarding Maritime Transport Safety (PDF:120KB)open pdf in a new window

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

Part 3 Measures Regarding Air Transport Safety (PDF:121KB)open pdf in a new window

  1. Further Promotion of Aviation Safety Program
  2. Ensuring Safe Operations of Aircraft
  3. Ensuring Aircraft Safety

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[Explanatory notes]

1 As a rule, items less than the unit of the diagram are rounded off. Therefore, in some cases, total figure and total of breakdown will not match.
2 When there is no special declination regarding number of fatalities in road traffic accidents, it is called as 24 hour death toll.