Social Contribution Initiatives

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Mine Proving Ground (Yamaguchi Prefecture)

The Mine Proving Ground is a comprehensive vehicle proving ground located in Mine City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Since its opening in 2006, the Mine Proving Ground has participated in social contribution activities, taking advantage of the unique features of the facilities.

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Public Service at the Mine Proving Ground




To contribute to community revitalization and traffic safety, by opening the proving ground as a venue


Mine Proving Ground features a 3.33-kilometer circuit, which is used as a venue for Yamaguchi Prefectural Police's driving technique improvement training and for Ekiden road relay races organized and supported by local governments, etc.

FY March 2014 Results

  • Traffic safety training programs organized by Yamaguchi Prefectural Police: 6 times, a total of 110 police officers took part.
  • 6th Mine City Ekiden Road Relay Race organized by the Mine City Ekiden Road Relay Race Steering Committee, etc.: Approximately 600 runners from 78 teams in six categories joined the event. Participants ranged from elementary school children to adults (A total of approximately 2,000 people including supporters visited).
Mazda cooperated in the Yamaguchi Prefectural Police's driving technique improvement training program
Primary school children as first runners started out

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