October 17, 2005

JAMA Publishes Its Handbook for Motorists 2005-2006

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (chairman: Mr Itaru Koeda) announces the publication of its annual information booklet on safe and smart driving titled “Safety Car Life 2005-2006” - A Handbook for Motorists.

Targeted at passenger car owners and the general public, this booklet has been published for the past twenty years -semi-annually from 1985 to 1998, and annually since then. It explains in everyday language the basic principles involved in safe driving, to encourage enhanced driver awareness and correct vehicle control as well the greater comfort of motor vehicle use. This publication is one among a broad range of activities that JAMA has implemented to promote greater safety and better environmental performance in the road transport sector.

Specifically, the handbook offers information on automobile equipment such as supplemental restraint system (SRS) air bags, child safety seats, and onboard vehicle anti-theft features, as well as helpful tips on the proper use of cars in summer and winter, tire-pressure checks, basic vehicle maintenance and other recommended practices. Covering a total of twenty topics related to automobiles and automobile use, JAMA’s Handbook for Motorists also provides information on Japan’s vehicle recall system, its Automobile Recycling Law, and other auto-industry initiatives promoting increased road safety and environmental protection.

Number of copies distributed: 2.3 million
Distribution points: Car dealer outlets, vehicle service centers, driving schools, driver’s license issuance centers, motorway service areas, etc.
In Japanese only