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Road Length by Category (April 1, 2013)

CategoryUnit: km
Motorways8,358
Highways, Main or National Roads51,489
Secondary or Regional Roads91,844
Other Roads192,049
Total343,740

・ Roads less than 5.5m in width have been excluded from the statistics.

(Source: Road Statistics Annual Report [Douro Toukei Nenpo] 2012, Road Bureau, MLIT)

Vehicle Traffic Volume (2013)

Vehicle typeUnit: million vehicle-km/year
Passenger cars543,415
Buses & Motor coaches6,091
Vans, pick-ups, lorries, road tractors196,703
Total746,210

・ Since 2010, survey and calculation methods for road traffic have been changed, so the data do not match the previous data.

・ Due to Great East Japan Earthquake, traffic for March of FY2010 (2010.4-2011.3) in Hokkaido and Tohoku Regions are not included in 2010 figures.

(Source: Transport-related Statistics Data [Kotsu Kanren Toukei Shiryoshu], Policy Bureau, MLIT)

Freight Transport(2013)

ModesUnit: million ton-km/year
Road214,091
Rail21,071
Inland Waterway184,860
Total420,022

Passengers Transport(2009)

ModesUnit: million passenger-km/year
Road, public transport81,360
Road, private transport817,361
Rail393,765
Total1,292,486

・ Since 2010, survey and calculation methods for road traffic have been changed, so the data do not match the previous data. Private passenger car and private truck were excluded from the survey.

・ Due to Great East Japan Earthquake, traffic for March of FY2010 (2010.4-2011.3) in Hokkaido and Tohoku Regions are not included in 2010 figures.

(Source: Transport-related Statistics Data [Kotsu Kanren Toukei Shiryoshu], Policy Bureau, MLIT)

Vehicles in Use (Dec. 31, 2014)

Vehicle typeUnit: vehicles
Passenger cars60,668,070
Buses & Motor coaches226,944
Vans, pick-ups, lorries, road tractors16,469,691
Total77,364,705
(Reference) Motorcycles & Mopeds3,644,849

(Source: Automobile Inspection & Registration Information Association website)

Road Accidents (2013)

 Unit: accidents, or persons
Number of Injury Accidents629,021
Number of Persons Injured781,494
Number of Persons Killed5,152

(Source: Traffic Accidents Situation, and Number of Fatalities within 30 days from the Time of Accident, National Police Agency)

Road Expenditure(2012)

 Unit: million yen
Gross investment3,840,076
Maintenance expenditures1,862,616
Total5,702,692

・ Expenditures for toll roads are excluded.

(Source: Road Statistics Annual Report [Douro Toukei Nenpo] 2012, Road Bureau, MLIT)

*MLIT: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

 
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