The Japanese government's annual spring nationwide traffic-safety campaign began on Monday. The traffic safety campaign, which runs until May 20, is held twice a year -- in spring and autumn.
This year, the spring campaign is focusing on promoting greater safety awareness among elderly drivers and children, in particular, urging parents to make sure they have child seats in cars and that their children wear seatbelts at all times.
According to the National Police Agency (NPA), as of May 7, the number of traffic fatalities nationwide stood at 1,368. Of those, 722 were aged 65 and older and 23 were children aged 15 and younger.
The campaign is also aimed at reducing the number of accidents involving cyclists.© Japan Today