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Road Length by Category (April 1, 2013)

CategoryUnit: km
Motorways8,428
Highways, Main or National Roads51,405
Secondary or Regional Roads90,048
Other Roads186,185
Total336,066

・ 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 cars60,517,249
Buses & Motor coaches227,579
Vans, pick-ups, lorries, road tractors16,336,014
Total77,080,842
(Reference) Motorcycles & Mopeds3,589,551

(Source: Automobile Inspection & Registration Information Association website)

Road Accidents (2013)

 Unit: accidents, or persons
Number of Injury Accidents573,842
Number of Persons Injured711,374
Number of Persons Killed4,838

(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 investment4,304,415
Maintenance expenditures2,143,560
Total6,447,975

・ 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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