Welcome to the "Walk Smart" website, which provides tips for not falling on icy roads.
Ah, the Northern beauty of snowflakes, icicles and ice-covered trees! The thrill winter sports! But for all its benefits, wintry weather also brings extremely slippery roads that are easy to fall on.
During the 2012-2013 winter (from Dec. to Mar.), the injured fallers who required ambulance transport to the hospital numbered 1317, the highest since Dec.1990. The results of a questionnaire survey showed that one out of five overseas tourists who visited Hokkaido in winter experienced falling.
Learn tips on the safest ways of walking on snowy roads to make your stay in Hokkaido in winter more enjoyable.
Learn tips on the ways of walking safely on snowy roads, which protect you from a fall.
You should be alert against a fall at slippery locations.
Walking Behavior Most Likely to Result in a Fall
Pay attention to avoid such ways of walking on snowy roads.
Smart winter clothing will protect you from injuries in case of a fall.
Leaflets with Tips for Overseas Travelers on Safe Walking in Winter
Enjoy sightseeing safely, carrying those pocketable leaflets with you. They include useful information to prevent a fall.