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S. Korea Develops New Scientific System to Identify Intentional Traffic Accidents

S. Korea Develops New Scientific System to Identify Intentional Traffic Accidents

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Forensic Service (NFS) has developed a new scientific system to verify if traffic accidents are intentional to get insurance and settlement money or not by analyzing the behavioral patterns of the drivers. The NFS announced on Sunday that it had developed a system to scientifically verify the [...]

Two-wheeler Crash Deaths Rise, as COVID-19 Pushes Up Demand for Delivery

Two-wheeler Crash Deaths Rise, as COVID-19 Pushes Up Demand for Delivery

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The overall number of traffic accident deaths in South Korea dwindled this year, but two-wheeler crash deaths increased, police data showed Wednesday, apparently reflecting the growing demand for delivery services amid the spread of the coronavirus. According to the National Police Agency (NPA) and the transport ministry, the number [...]

Researchers Develop AI-based Traffic Accident Assessment System

Researchers Develop AI-based Traffic Accident Assessment System

GWANGJU, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed a system that can analyze black box videos with artificial intelligence (AI) to determine who is responsible for traffic accidents. The AI accident assessment system developed by a research team from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) does not involve humans directly, [...]

Floodlights Installed at Crossings Help Reduce Traffic Accident Deaths by 30%

Floodlights Installed at Crossings Help Reduce Traffic Accident Deaths by 30%

INCHEON, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — After floodlights were installed at pedestrian crossings in the city of Incheon, the number of pedestrian deaths caused by traffic accidents was found to have decreased significantly. According to the Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency, the number of traffic accident deaths of pedestrians in Incheon fell 30 percent from 17 [...]

Korea’s Aging Society Calls for New Traffic Guidelines for Elderly Drivers

Korea’s Aging Society Calls for New Traffic Guidelines for Elderly Drivers

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean society is rapidly aging, resulting in a surging number of elderly drivers. By 2020, Korea will be home to 4 million drivers aged 65 and older, which is about 10 percent of its population.  To better prepare for the coming demographic shift and its implications for road safety, [...]

Korean Driver’s License Test a Piece of Cake

Korean Driver’s License Test a Piece of Cake

SEOUL, August 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Due to a recent increase in the number of fatal traffic accidents, the procedure to obtain a driver’s license in South Korea has become the object of public criticism. The Korean driver’s license examination was simplified for the “convenience of citizens” in 2010 and 2011, putting everyone at risk by [...]