Japanese District Tries Get Older Drivers Off The Road People 75 years and older can make a trade. If they give up driving, they get discounts on taxi fares or to a restaurant chain known for ramen soup or discounts on public baths.
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Japanese District Tries Get Older Drivers Off The Road

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Japanese District Tries Get Older Drivers Off The Road

Japanese District Tries Get Older Drivers Off The Road

Japanese District Tries Get Older Drivers Off The Road

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People 75 years and older can make a trade. If they give up driving, they get discounts on taxi fares or to a restaurant chain known for ramen soup or discounts on public baths.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. This day, Black Friday, is when stores offer deals to draw you in. In Japan, local authorities are offering a deal, too, a deal to keep senior citizens off the roads. The area south of Tokyo responded to a hike in accidents. People 75 years and older can now make a trade. If they give up driving, they get discounts on taxi fares. The taxis can take passengers to get discounts at a restaurant chain known for ramen soup and discounts at public baths. It's MORNING EDITION.

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