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Gov’t Launches Roadkill Reporting Service Through Navigation App

Gov’t Launches Roadkill Reporting Service Through Navigation App

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean drivers will now be able to use a voice recognition system in their navigation apps to report an animal injury caused by a car accident without having to make a phone call. The Ministry of Interior and Safety and South Chungcheong Province began testing the ‘Roadkill Reporting [...]

Dozens of Children Killed in School Zone Traffic Accidents Every Year

Dozens of Children Killed in School Zone Traffic Accidents Every Year

SEOUL, Mar. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A worrying number of South Korean children are falling victim to car accidents, prompting road authorities and schools to take safety precautions. In Seoul alone, an average of 734 pedestrian accidents involving children have taken place each year over the last five years, prompting local police forces to ramp up [...]

2 Million Koreans Received Medical Treatment for Car Accidents Last Year

2 Million Koreans Received Medical Treatment for Car Accidents Last Year

SEOUL, Jun. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Approximately 2 million Koreans received medical treatment following car accidents last year, with the total medical costs paid out by car insurance companies amounting to approximately 1.7 trillion won. Of those requiring medical care, 6 out of 10 were diagnosed with neck injuries. The average medical cost per person [...]

Backup Cameras to Reduce Truck Accidents in North Gyeongsang

Backup Cameras to Reduce Truck Accidents in North Gyeongsang

GEYONGSANG, SOUTH KOREA, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The North Gyeongsang Provincial Government is helping its citizens install backup cameras in their vehicles in a bid to reduce truck accidents by improving rear visibility. When owners of trucks over 5t being used for business purposes purchase backup cameras, half of the expense incurred will now [...]

Imminent Launch of Autonomous Cars Triggers Liability Debate

Imminent Launch of Autonomous Cars Triggers Liability Debate

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean government has announced that it will prepare a new compensation system with the expected commercialization of autonomous cars in 2020, attracting much attention on how authorities will decide who will be liable for car accidents. According to a February 13 statement from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, [...]

Seat Belt Alarm to Become Mandatory for All Seats

Seat Belt Alarm to Become Mandatory for All Seats

SEJONG, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced Sunday that a new revision to United Nations regulations will make it mandatory for carmakers to include a seat belt warning light or alarm for all seats in passenger vehicles and small trucks (up to 3.5 tons) as early as 2019. [...]

Korean Government Shows Off New C-ITS Technology

Korean Government Shows Off New C-ITS Technology

SEJONG, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems, or C-ITS, are future traffic safety services that are being promoted globally as a means to prevent traffic accidents, and will ultimately serve as an essential resource for self-driving vehicles.  The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport launched a C-ITS pilot project in July 2014 [...]