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Road accidents in Japan fall to record low in April

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Japan has a higher percentage of pedistrian deaths in traffic accidents than several other developed countries. I wonder if the percentage of pedistrian deaths went down more than the total deaths, as it could be possible with less old people walking in and crossing the streets without regard to traffic signals and crosswalks.

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Japan has a higher percentage of pedistrian deaths in traffic accidents than several other developed countries. I wonder if the percentage of pedistrian deaths went down more than the total deaths, as it could be possible with less old people walking in and crossing the streets without regard to traffic signals and crosswalks.

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Saw two accidents in 30 mins today. It was raining though, but if think people are distracted.

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Gasoline prices have dropped drastically too! The other day I bought regular at 102 yen/ltr!

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One thing I've liked recently is having way less cars on the road. I've had hardly any tailgaters and I usually have a lot.

The empty roads seemed to have mellowed a lot of drivers out. Even when both lanes of a road was occupied side by side, most cars driving behind seemed to chill until there was space to pass.

The past week with the easing of the state of emergency has seen the return of a lot more aggro driving behavior again, which I'm not happy about.

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Burning bush there there is no lockdown in Japan. There is a request to stay home, it is not a lockdown.

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It's a bit like the low rate of COVID-19 infections in Japan. You don't do much testing, then you don't get many infections.

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Japanese statistics...

267 Traffic deaths (April average)

373 Corona deaths in April

Tragedy strikes every day. We have never hid in our homes. We must be cautious, prudent, and mindful but continue to work and support other businesses.

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So going on these figures then we should ban cars and road travel completely obviously, because that will save lives, more lives infact than if society is isolated from the DEADLY COVID 19.

Or do we just keep swallowing the hype about this deadly disease being more deadly then moving about by road ?

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Possibly because many elderly are refraining from going outdoors

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"Every cloud has a silver lining."

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Well I guess that’s further evidence that we should continue the lockdowns to save lives.

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