Japan raises speed limits
(NTV) People in Japan will soon be able to drive faster on highways after police moved to raise the highway speed limit.
Officials said Thursday they’d decided to raise the limit from 100 (62 mph) to 120 (75 mph) kilometers per hour.
The move will be implemented in stages on some of Japan’s main toll roads beginning next year.
If accidents don’t rise, police will consider expanding the new limit to other roads.
This is the first time Japan has raised limits since its highway system was founded in 1963.