Police Traffic Safety Merit Badges
警察交通協会章
Age unknown.
OBVERSE 'Merit, Osaka Police Department HQ.'
REVERSE '15 Years Accident Free, Foundation, Osaka Traffic Safety Association.'
Age unknown.
OBVERSE 'Merit, Osaka Police Department HQ.'
REVERSE '10 Years Accident Free, Foundation, Osaka Traffic Safety Association.'
The 15-year badge is a bit larger.
Post-war Traffic Safety badge
Nice Sacred Treasure style merit badge from the Traffic Safety
department of the police department of
Atsugi City. Not sure what
this was awarded for.
15 Years Accident Free.
Traffic Safety Foundation badge.
Shizuoka Prefecture Traffic Safety Association.
Traffic Safety Association.
Osaka Traffic Safety Association.
Showa 5 [1930] November.
Slightly different from above. Hallmarked by the Japan Mint on the
case, not the badge itself. Still marked 'pure silver.'
Heisei 3 [1991] manufacture.
Paperweight in sword tsuba design. Enamel green cross.
Hyogo Prefecture Excellence in Driving Award.
Nagano Traffic Safety Association Superior Skills Badge.
Plastic case
Nagano Traffic Safety Association Merit Badge.
Plastic case
Nagano Traffic Safety Association Merit Badge.
Enameled Traffic Safety Association Badge.
Dated 1975.
Green Cross Gold Medal. Japanese Mint manufacture. Pure silver
medal with gold plating. The pearls are said to be real, but I am not
sure if that is true.

Awarded by the National Police Department and the Japan Traffic
Safety Association. This was given to people who had at least a
30-year driving record, and had no accidents in 30 years. In
addition, they had to have had no traffic violations for 15 years. So,
as all who drive must realize, this is a hard medal to get. Note that
even if one was in a traffic accident and was entirely innocent of
wrongdoing (nigh impossible according to Japanese traffic laws),
that person would not be eligible for this medal.

Finally, to be eligible for this award, a person must have had the
silver medal (see below) for at least 3 years.
Green Cross Silver Medal. Japanese Mint manufacture. Pure silver
medal.

Awarded by the National Police Department and the Japan Traffic
Safety Association. This was given to people who had at least a
20-year driving record, and had no accidents in 20 years. In
addition, they had to have had no traffic violations for 10 years. So,
as all who drive must realize, this is a hard medal to get. Note that
even if one was in a traffic accident and was entirely innocent of
wrongdoing (nigh impossible according to Japanese traffic laws),
that person would not be eligible for this medal.

Finally, to be eligible for this award, a person must have had the
bronze medal (see below) for at least 5 years.
Green Cross Bronze Medal. Japanese Mint manufacture.

Awarded by the National Police Department and the Japan Traffic
Safety Association. This was given to people who had at least a
10-year driving record, and had no accidents in 10 years. In
addition, they had to have had no traffic violations for 5 years.
Gold award badge from the Hyogo Prefecture Traffic Safety
Association (a governmental organization).
Awarded by the Hyogo Prefectural Police Department.

Numbered 548 on reverse. Unknown age.
Silver award badge from the Hyogo Prefecture Traffic Safety
Association (a governmental organization).
Awarded by the Hyogo Prefectural Police Department.

Numbered 868 on reverse. Unknown age.
Official's badge from the Japan Traffic Safety Association. Original case.
Traffic Safety Association Good Driving badge.
Traffic Safety Association badge.
Ibaraki Prefecture Traffic Safety Association badge.
20 Years [of Service?] Award from the Tochigi Prefecture Traffic Safety
Association Head and the Police Department Head.
Merit Award from the Nagano Prefecture Traffic Safety Association HQ.
Bronze award lapel rosette.
Gold award lapel rosette.
Model driver award lapel rosette.
Ibaraki Prefecture.
Osaka Traffic Safety table medal.
Driving Instructor Merit Badge, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Traffic Safety Association Merit Badge, Green Cross Silver Badge.
Hallmarked sterling silver.

Original case of issue.
Traffic Safety Association Merit Badge, Green Cross
Bronze Badge.

Original case of issue.
These two pamphlets show the prices for three different rosettes. The orange colored one is dated
Showa 63 [1988] and the purple is Heisei 4 [1992]. However, the descriptions and the prices are the
same. As explicitly stated, only recipients of the badges could buy these rosettes, so they had to show
proof of the award. The main medals were issued at no cost to the recipients; these are optional
rosettes.
Gold Medal Rosette
18K gold version: 20,000 yen
Silver: 5,000 yen
Silver Medal Rosette
18K gold version: 19,000 yen
Silver: 4,000 yen
Bronze Medal Rosette
18K gold version: 18,000 yen
Silver: 3,000 yen
Sterling silver sake cup. No inscriptions.