The incidence of traffic accidents in Japan has been continually decreasing. It seems likely that fairly soon the decrease in the accident rate will bottom out. When looking at these figures for other countries we become more and more sure of this. Up until now programs to take care of traffic orphans have been inadequately developed. Ambulance and emergency services are also inadequate. The complaints and troubles facing the pedestrian due to inadequate crossways and pedestrian bridges also testify that much work in the traffic area has yet to be done, and all in all Japan might score 70 on my scale of 100. In order to develop future policies and programs it is essential to systematically sort out and rank priorities, as well as continue to build-up a mature and full body of knowledge. This is where one can count on the International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences to take the initiative and dynamically lead the way toward a more responsive and safety traffic environment. /Author/

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 57-70
  • Serial:
    • IATSS Research
    • Volume: 3
    • Publisher: International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences
    • ISSN: 0386-1112

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301246
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM