Drivers with International Driving Permit
The Traffic Laws Effective on 1 Dec
Penalty on using smartphones while driving has increased to JPY 18,000 for private vehicle offenders
In 2018, there were 2,790 cases of car accidents caused by using smartphones, the number had surged for approx. 1.4 times in five years. Authorities also found out that accidents happened more likely when drivers were browsing GPS screens, and smartphone-caused car accidents were 2.1 times more than all other car accidents.