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Traffic safety volunteers and traffic safety taxis

What are traffic safety volunteers and traffic safety taxis?

To prevent late night major accidents of the kind that have recently been common, on Dec. 8, 2010, we began the Volunteer Traffic Safety Taxi program in cooperation with police headquarters. We designated superior taxi drivers to promote traffic safety with zero accidents and zero infractions. If they see, for example, an elderly person crossing the street where it is not permitted or someone ignoring a traffic light, they will offer a verbal reminder, and if they see someone lying down on the road or a traffic accident, they will notify the police using the 110 hotline.
As of March 2013, 145 superior drivers from 34 member companies of Tokyo Hire-Taxi Association have been appointed as traffic safety volunteers and are serving in that capacity.