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What if an earthquake occurs while driving?|World Net Rent-A-Car

As you know, Japan is a country prone to earthquakes.

There was a big earthquake in Hokkaido in 2019.

Today, the Sendai Sales Office staff will like to introduce you to "When an earthquake occurs while driving".


Disasters come when we forget, and they can happen anytime, anywhere.

Shortly after commemorating the victims of the 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake Day, another earthquake occurred here.


There was no major damage this time, but we must have the mindset to learn from the past and move forward.

The picture above shows how far the water was filled by the tsunami during the Great East Japan Earthquake.


A view of the tsunami evacuation tower.


If a major earthquake occurs while driving, you should check your surroundings, slow down,

and bring your car to a stop on the shoulder of the road.

Do not run out in surprise, wait in the car until the shaking subsides,

and get for information through the radio or the like.

If you need to evacuate immediately, move to a higher place as much as possible.


If you need to evacuate after leaving the vehicle on the road,

close the windows, stop the engine, apply the side brakes, leave the key in the vehicle, do not lock the door, and move away from the vehicle.

This is to make it possible to move quickly when emergency vehicles or rescue vehicles pass.


When traveling by vehicle after an earthquake, please be more careful than usual.

There is a possibility that unusual things such as road damage,

signal stop due to power outage, obstacles on the road, etc. have occurred.

Please regain your composure and consider saving your life as the top priority.



Heavy rain and heavy snowfall can be prepared in advance by the forecast of the Meteorological Agency,

but earthquakes do not know when and where they may occur.

Please check the evacuation location in advance, and prepare in advance for what you can do,

such as refueling the vehicle so that there is always a certain amount of gasoline.