The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Agency said Saturday that the death toll from traffic accidents, including pedestrians, in the Tokyo metropolitan area in 2015 was 161, 11 fewer than 2014 and the lowest number since World War II.
At the beginning of 2015, the police had said its target was to see the death toll drop below 150 and its slogan was “Challenge Under 150,” Fuji TV reported.
Of the fatalities, 40% were aged 65 or older. Five deaths were blamed on drunk drivers.
The highest figure for Tokyo was 1,179 deaths in 1960.
The National Police Agency will release national traffic fatality statistics next week.© Japan Today