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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 [...]

Government Investigates Potential Vehicle Defect after Fatal Hyundai Car Accident

Government Investigates Potential Vehicle Defect after Fatal Hyundai Car Accident

BUSAN, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – “What’s wrong with the car?” says a man’s voice on a vehicle’s black box camera recording.  Seconds later, the situation quickly deteriorates. An intersection appears, and the light is clearly red. But the car is not slowing down, and instead is actually accelerating. “The baby, the baby, the baby,” [...]

Cars to Automatically Report Accidents by 2017

Cars to Automatically Report Accidents by 2017

SEJONG, Nov.23 (Korea Bizwire) – By 2017, cars will automatically report car accidents to the police and fire departments. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced that matters related to the Accident Emergency Call System will be discussed at the UNECE/WP29 (World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations), held in Seoul from November 24 [...]