(Article from "TOKAISM"*)
Traffic accidents involving automobiles have been on the decline as safety technologies have improved and traffic safety education has become widespread. However, though absolute numbers are down, serious accidents involving bicycles have increased. These include cases of pedestrians being killed or left with a serious disability, and large compensation payments being made. We talked with Associate Professor Mio Suzuki, a pioneer in this field, about what can be done to better prevent accidents caused by bicycles.
(TOKAISM is a Tokai University's web magazine which is edited in collaboration with Mainichi Shimbun, the oldest daily newspaper in Japan.)