Japan’s traffic death toll falls to record low 3,532 in 2018

Japan’s traffic death toll fell to a record low of 3,532 in 2018, the National Police Agency (NPA) said Saturday. The figure was 162 lower than in 2017 and the lowest since traffic death statistics started being kept in 1948.

By prefecture, Aichi had the highest number of traffic fatalities with 189, followed by Chiba (186) and Saitama (175). Tottori and Shimane prefectures had the lowest at 20 each, Fuji TV reported.