When the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism compiled bus stops near pedestrian crossings and intersections that are at risk of traffic accidents, it was found that there are 10,000 bus stops nationwide.
Three years ago, in an accident where a girl child was hit by a car and died at an intersection in Yokohama City, a route bus that stopped at a bus stop blocked the pedestrian crossing, so the child avoided it and crossed the intersection. Therefore, the location of the bus stop became a problem.
For this reason, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism surveys bus stops that are close to pedestrian crossings and intersections and has a risk of traffic accidents through bus companies in various regions, and summarizes the results of about 400,000 bus stops nationwide. It was.
It is classified into 3 stages according to the degree of danger. Of these,
▽ A rank with the highest risk is a bus stop where the car body hits a pedestrian crossing when the vehicle stops, and a bus stop where a personal injury occurred within the past 3 years, 1615 nationwide. There was a place.
there are 5660 B-rank bus stops where the vehicle body hits the intersection or within 5 meters from the pedestrian crossing when the vehicle stops, and
2920 C-rank bus stops such as within 5 meters from the intersection, for a total of 1 It means that there were 195 places.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism is requesting pedestrians to be alerted because it will take time to make adjustments while discussing the relocation and abolition of bus stops with local governments, police, and bus companies.