Odawara News :Car Accidents in Odawara
There was a big traffic accident in Tomizu, Odawara recently involving a motorcycle.
Plus a friend of mine was a victim of a hit and run. He was on his bicycle. This also occurred in Tomizu, Odawara.
Unfortunately if you are hit, you cannot depend on the driver staying to help you, especially
if he has been drinking.
Let`s be careful out there!
Man killed in hit-and-run incident in Saitama
Tuesday 08th March, 11:58 AM JST
Police said Monday they are on the lookout for the driver involved in a hit-and-run incident in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, in which a man was killed.
Police said they received an emergency call from a passing motorist at around 9 p.m., reporting that a man was lying on the road. They found the man, aged between 50 and 70, with serious injuries from an apparent hit-and-run incident. The man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.
According to police, marks on the road running southwest from the scene appear to indicate that the man had been dragged by a vehicle for several hundred meters. --Japan Today
Shigefumi Matsuzawa, Kanagawa Governor will run for Tokyo Governorship
Thankfully Tokyo Governor Ishihara will step down as governor.
Though the law against smoking is largely unenforced -- you can see people smoking everywhere
in public, walking in front of you while they puff away, they puff in front of the station then
put their butts in the conveniently places public ashtrays.
If Shigefumi Matsuzawa is going to run on a platform of no smoking in Tokyo, the least he could do is get the police to enforce the laws, and get the transportation companies and others to follow them.
"During his two terms as Kanagawa governor, Matsuzawa proposed a ban on smoking in public places and Kanagawa became the first prefecture to have a no-smoking ordinance covering such public facilities as hospitals, schools and government offices."
What is the point of having laws if no one follows them and no one enforces them?
Banning smoking in public places is a great idea, but you have to have the major companies,
the police and the public on board. Maybe you need a publicity campaign to preach the benefits.
So often in Japan I find that things are kind of half done in terms of new laws.
I have to say though that in Tokyo they have been pretty good about enforcing the anti-public
smoking laws. I have seen a couple of arrests and fines given out.
My lungs are breathing easier.