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  • 2017,9
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Foreign Drivers in Japan

Japanese car rentals include stickers that read: “A foreigner is driving”

I just came across this article and was just thinking about the meaning behind it.

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I don’t drive in Japan, I am a little scared to.  Not because of my lack of driving ability (I had been driving in Hawaii since I was 16,) but because I notice a lot of people here don’t really pay attention to the road.  I am sure that can be said about it all over the world, but I guess because I live here, I notice it more.

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So this article made me curious.  Are foreign drivers more dangerous on the roads than Japanese people?  Is it because they wouldn’t know the laws or be able to read signs?  I would actually think experience and age would be bigger factors when it comes to safety.

What are you thoughts?