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6 Our safe lives

(2)Protecting people from traffic accidents

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Cooperative efforts to prevent traffic accidents by the police station, city hall, and local people
 
Some traffic lights are equipped with lamps, so that people can walk safely at night.
There are also traffic lights with speakers that play music when it’s time to cross.

Lamp-equipped traffic light that plays music

Sidewalks are wide, so that many people can walk safely. Braille blocks are placed in the middle of sidewalks.

Wide sidewalk in front of JR Saijo Station

Traffic conductors ensure traffic safety at busy crossroads.

Traffic conductors

Local people volunteer to supervise children on their way to and from school.

School safety volunteers

Efforts to improve traffic safety
①Road signs
Do you know the meaning of these road signs?
②Convex mirrors
Convex mirrors allow drivers to see around corners on curved roads.
③Red stripes on the road
These signals tell drivers to slow down.

There are many things that protect our safety. Let’s learn more.