Kanji Kanban Japanese Sign #122-Designated Driver

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飲酒運転根絶

ハンドルキーパー

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ハンドルキーパーは、自動車で仲間と飲食店などに行く場合に、お酒を飲まないで、仲間を自宅まで送り届ける人のことです。

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photos if you need help reading this sign. Click on the photo to enlarge it and see the characters more clearly.

I saw this at a restaurant and realized from the context that the term ハンドルキーパー is a term taken from English that’s the equivalent of ‘designated driver.’   A steering wheel is referred to in Japanese as a  ハンドル  from the word ‘handle’ and so ‘handle keeper’ was adopted.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how this information can help you learn kanji, please read this.

Heisig(H1474, H1428, H303, H420, H1461, H1754, H1720, H867, H36, H1676, H286, H956, H1620, H1474, H1472, H588, H873, H545, H253, H1428, H1474, H956, H1620, H36, H1916, H2016, H1110, H951)

Kanji In Context(KIC132, KIC144, KIC304, KIC65, KIC974, KIC734, KIC294, KIC295, KIC63, KIC64, KIC62, KIC1169, KIC161, KIC132, KIC131, KIC55, KIC58, KIC335, KIC271, KIC144, KIC132, KIC1169, KIC161, KIC63, KIC538, KIC1070, KIC1090, KIC15)

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Originally posted 2013-03-22 03:38:16.

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