Ibaraki Police Report: Accidents in November
As of the end of November, we have had 164 traffic-related fatalities in Ibaraki in 2007. This is 53 less than at the same time last year. Ibaraki is the eleventh worst prefecture for traffic deaths.
The characteristics of the accidents included:
Speeding (28 people, 4 more than last year)
Elderly people (69 people, 15 less than last year)
People not wearing seatbelts (36 people, 25 less than last year)
Drunk driving (9 people, 16 less than last year)
A lot of the accidents take place between 6pm and 8pm. Be sure to put your lights on before it gets dark and don’t be afraid to use your high beams when there are no other cars around.