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Japan plans driver's license for seniors as accidents rise

Restrictions will limit holders to cars equipped with safety features

This June 6 accident in the Japanese city of Nagoya was caused by an 87-year-old driver who later said he pressed too hard on the accelerator, according to police.

TOKYO -- The Japanese government is considering issuing restricted licenses that would limit the elderly to safety-enhanced vehicles in light of a surge in accidents attributed to the declining skills of senior drivers.

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