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Police Consider Restricting Elderly Driving at Night, on Expressways

Police Consider Restricting Elderly Driving at Night, on Expressways

SEOUL, Mar. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Police said they are considering restricting elderly people’s driving at night and on expressways as part of measures to improve the nation’s traffic safety. The National Police Agency (NPA) said Tuesday that it will map out comprehensive measures including law revisions by year’s end to cope with a growing [...]

Hyundai Motor Launches Education Program to Overcome Fear of Driving

Hyundai Motor Launches Education Program to Overcome Fear of Driving

SEOUL, Mar. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. announced on Sunday that it will run a ‘Driving Plus’ program, a social contribution activity to help people overcome their fear of driving., along with the Citizens’ Coalition for Safety. According to Hyundai, the ‘Driving Plus’ program offers educational content that allows people to experience various [...]

No-Driving Day Draws Mixed Reviews as Fine Dust Blankets South Korea

No-Driving Day Draws Mixed Reviews as Fine Dust Blankets South Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The environment ministry’s ‘no-driving day’ policy to fight fine dust in the country is drawing mixed reviews. The Ministry of Environment announced on Wednesday that it is considering the idea of introducing a nationwide alternate no-driving day, and even making it mandatory, which means cars that drive on the wrong [...]

New Law Mandates Driving Test for Aging Cabbies

New Law Mandates Driving Test for Aging Cabbies

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport is considering a revision to the Passenger Transport Service Act that would oblige cab drivers aged 65 and above to have their driving competence periodically tested as a condition for license renewal.  The move, which was announced Thursday during a safety management [...]

Government to Provide Subsidies for Eco-Friendly Driving

Government to Provide Subsidies for Eco-Friendly Driving

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The government is expanding its “Carbon Point System” to vehicles, further reinforcing its environmental protection measures by promoting eco-friendly driving.  In accordance with an agreement signed Wednesday between the Ministry of Environment and KT, a local telecommunications company, drivers will be able to receive monetary incentives based on their [...]

S. Korea, Hawaii Sign Pact to Mutually Recognize Driver’s Licenses

S. Korea, Hawaii Sign Pact to Mutually Recognize Driver’s Licenses

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea and Hawaii have signed a pact to recognize the validity of noncommercial driver’s licenses issued by each other, the foreign ministry said Thursday.  Under the agreement, which went into force Wednesday in the U.S. state after being signed, holders of driver’s licenses issued by their own authorities [...]