Elderly Drivers Who Return Licenses to Get Ramen Discount (News)
Nagoya, Nov. 23 (Jiji Press)--Elderly people in Aichi Prefecture will receive a discount at local ramen restaurants if they surrender their driver's licenses under a police-business partnership.
The Aichi Prefectural Police Department has concluded an agreement on the discount program with Sugakico Systems Co., a Nagoya-based company that operates Sugakiya ramen restaurant chain mainly in the Tokai central Japan region.
The discount will be applied to all 176 Sugakiya ramen restaurants in the prefecture, beginning on Friday.
Urging elderly drivers to voluntarily return their driver's licenses by offering the incentive of a discount on the popular ramen, the Aichi police aim to prevent traffic accidents caused by such drivers. The number of vehicle accidents caused by elderly drivers, including fatal accidents, has been on the increase in Japan.
According to the general affairs division of the prefectural police, elderly people can receive the discount by showing their driving record certificates, which they will get in return for their driver's licenses from the police, at Sugakiya outlets. The 590-yen set meal including ramen, rice cooked with ingredients, and salad will be offered at 500 yen.
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