Originally Posted by 3point14
The Japanese generally accept far more restrictions on rights than most westerners do, to the point where they don't really have the same concept of individual rights that are enjoyed in most Eurosphere cultures.
Further, driving in Japan is more of a luxury than a necessity for the vast majority of people, as they have a much more effective and accessible public transportation system than the US, or even much of Europe. I have no doubt that most people here would be far more willing to accept greater restrictions on driving if they had better public transportation options available. I know I would.