Traffic accidents caused by trucks can be prevented through road safety campaigns
According to the fact sheet published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in May 2017, the world sees 1.25 million road traffic deaths each year. In Japan, fatal road accidents involving commercial trucks are on the decline. The number, however, still exceeds the target set by the Japan Trucking Association, which means that the promotion of road safety remains a major task the country needs to tackle. Although heavy-duty trucks in particular often lead to grave consequences, the opportunities for the public to learn about those accidents are limited in their daily lives.