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When an accident or breakdown (such as a puncture) occurs

Unlike ordinary roads, Expressway are full of danger. If you must stop due to an accident or breakdown, you may be involved in an unexpected accident.

(1)絶対に歩き回らない (2)後続車に合図 (3)安全な場所へ避難 (4)避難してから通報

(1) Never walk around


  • Evacuating or waiting outside the vehicle
  • Discussing between accident parties
  • Reporting
  • Repairing on the roadside / removing the tire chain

Don't stand on the street! Do not walk on the street!

Frequent traffic fatal accidents on Expressway! ~ Traffic accidents, characteristics and trends ~

(2) Signal to following vehicle

It is not always the case that the driver of the following vehicle is aware of the stopped vehicle ahead.

Signal at these three points!

  1. Hazard lamp lighting
  2. Ignition tube
  3. 停止表示器材設置(道路交通法第75条の11)
When installing, move backwards along the outside of the guardrail or along the median.
  • Flame cylinders and stop indicators should be installed behind the car within a reasonable range. Also, be careful when moving.
  • When installing, move away from the lane and move through a safe place outside the guard fence such as guardrail.

Flame tube is mainly at the foot of the passenger seat













* Install stop display equipment and do not forget to blink the hazard lamp

(3) Evacuation to a safe place

Do not stand around the car!
Does not remain in the car!

All drivers and passengers should pay close attention to passing vehicles and feet, and immediately evacuate to a safe place behind the guardrail or other protective fence behind the vehicle.
The inside of the car is not a safety zone. A rear-end collision has caused a fatal accident.

Inside the car is not a safe zone

(4) Report after evacuation


  1. No. 110
  2. emergency phone ※
  3. Road emergency dial (# 9910)
emergency phone
  • 非常電話まで移動の際には、通行車や足元などに十分注意し、ガードレールの外側などの安全な場所を歩いて移動してください。

Flow after report

Flow after report



Emergency Call SOS: For emergency calls when you need to stop your vehicle on an expressway

Emergency Dial #9910: Call #9910 if you find a broken-vehicle, fallen objects, road damage, etc.


Watch out for people nearby




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