Saturday, May 23, 2020

Road Accidents Fall to Record Low in Japan - April 2020

Recently released data for April, shows a record low number of road accidents nationwide. The low number of accidents, 20,805, is attributed to the government's request for people to stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.  

According to the National Police Agency, the number of road accidents was down 36.2% or 11,827 from a year earlier.  This marks the lowest monthly figure since the record keeping began in 1989.  All 47 prefectures saw reductions, with Tokyo Prefecture seeing the sharpest drop with a 48.2% drop, followed by Gunma Prefecture with a 47.7% drop.  

The number of deaths also decreased by 19.9% to 213, the lowest April figure on record.  The number of injures fell by 37.7% to 24,587, according to the National Police Agency.

Staying home saves lives in more ways than one.


kiwikid said...

I wonder if that is happening all over the world Pamela.

Jeanie said...

That's definitely good news. Do you think this is due to stay home, as the government thinks? I'd like to see that number for here. It makes sense.

diamondc said...

Pamela: That is good news.
Have a lovely weekend


Leonore Winterer said...

We're seeing that here as well. It's interesting how many implications, good and bad, people staying at home can have!