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Drink soup, don’t drive: Japan police tell elderly

TOKYO: Japanese police are offering noodle discounts to elderly citizens who hand in their driving licences, promising them cheaper ramen soup in exchange for improved road safety.  The edible offer comes after a series of deadly accidents caused by cars driven by the elderly -- a growing problem in a country where 4.8 million people aged 75 or older hold a licence. In the hopes of appealing to seniors' stomachs, police in the central prefecture of Aichi on Friday started offering the discounts via a tie-up with a…