Ibaraki Police Report: Elderly in Accidents
According to the Ibaraki police, eight elderly people were killed in accidents in November. Six of the eight people were walking or on a bicycle. The accidents often happened at intersections and during the evening hours.
If you are walking or cycling, wear bright clothing and some sort of reflective device. (You can buy a reflective sash at the 100 yen shop in Dayz Town.) Make sure your bicycle has a light, and always stop first and check carefully before preceding through an intersection.
If you are driving, be sure to turn your lights on early (before the sun sets), and lower your speeds. Keep a special eye out for pedestrians and cyclists.