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Japan's elderly offered funeral discount to stop driving

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Elderly drivers in Japan are being offered discounts on funeral services if they agree to surrender their licences, it’s reported.
Elderly drivers in Japan are being offered discounts on funeral services if they agree to surrender their licences, it’s reported.
The Japanese authorities have been trying to encourage older people to give up driving after a recent spate of accidents, some of which involved drivers confusing the accelerator and the brake pedals. The latest incentive is in the central Aichi Prefecture, where a company that runs 89 funeral homes is offering a 15% discount for those who give up their licences, Kyodo news service reports.

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