In Yachimata City, Chiba Prefecture, a drunk driving truck crashed into a line of elementary school students, killing and injuring five children. For example, we have established a policy of requiring a drunk driving test using an alcohol detector.

It is known that the driver was drinking alcohol in an accident in June in Yachimata City, Chiba Prefecture, where a truck crashed into a line of elementary school students and killed and injured five children.

The truck that caused the accident is a private "white number", and under the current law, the business operator has a "safe driving manager" who guides the driver to check drinking and physical condition, but concretely It is up to the business operator to decide how to do it.

On the other hand, in the case of "green number" that carries luggage etc. for a fee, the driver is obliged to inspect with an alcohol detector before and after work.

The National Police Agency has decided to strengthen safety measures by requiring inspections using detectors for "white numbers" as well as for "green numbers" if the business operator uses a certain number of plates.

In the future, we will continue to revise the rules of the Road Traffic Act.