It Took 30 Years to Have An Accident

Very sorry!

Very sorry!

Only in Japan does it take nearly 30 years to realize that two traffic signals at a T junction have simultaneously been turning green for about seven seconds at a time . Yes, that’s right people 30 years. Hmm, seems a programming error was to blame for this “accident waiting to happen” but nobody seemed to have noticed (gosh, they are so polite).Hmm, that was until recently when that  accident did happen and the drivers both claimed to have had green lights. When authorities investigated the accident it was found that they were right, no one had checked the programming since they were installed in 1980.  Get this, the police have admitted the error was entirely due to their negligence. Not only that ,they have apologized to the drivers, compensated them for the FULL cost of damage to both cars and have removed one of the signals. That is more news worthy than the friggin green lights debacle!


Filed under Friggin Japan, Friggin Scary, Well I Never

5 responses to “It Took 30 Years to Have An Accident

  1. Ann

    Gees, I can believe the green light scenario but the compensation must be a first. It’s hard to believe that they were the first to have an accident. though. They go like the clappers over there.

    • Only when their lacky bands are wound up real tight. They don’t have as many SUV’s as the rest of the world. All their earth moving equipment look like dinky toys!

  2. Ann

    Jan was in building and construction and was horrified that the scaffolding was all bamboo.. Another accident waiting to happen..

    • I lived in Japan for two years…no hooning there. In fact many wore nice white driving gloves. I could jay walk to my hearts content without fear of a Toyota to the shin!

  3. Maybe all the village people (I think there’s a pun there someplace) were color blind.

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