To prevent accidental accidental pedaling of cars, spread safety equipment.
As serious traffic accidents by elderly drivers continue, the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akabane intends to promote not only safety measures for new cars, but also the spread of post-installation type safety devices that prevent accidents when pedaling is mistaken. Stressed.
The newly appointed Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akabane responded to interviews from the news media on the 12th.
Among them, Akabane said, “Automatic braking and stepping prevention devices are effective as countermeasures for elderly people's accidents, and they are already spreading in new cars. However, there are few cases where elderly people buy new cars. "It must be done firmly by retrofitting it to other cars," he said, and emphasized the idea of promoting the use of retrofitting type safety devices that prevent accidents caused by stepping on the pedal.
Regarding the means of moving elderly people in rural areas, Minister Akabane said, “It is necessary to create a society where elderly people can live with peace of mind after returning their driver's license, but public transportation cannot maintain the route due to a deficit. In some areas, bus driving technology is an option, ”he said.