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Traffic Safety / Rules on Riding Bicycles

Traffic Safety

Follow the traffic rules and learn proper traffic manners.

It is dangerous to use smart phones while walking.

歩きスマホ

It is very dangerous to use smart phones or talking on the phone while walking. It may cause injury to other people. Do not use smart phones while walking.

 Avoid traffic accident

交通事故

When you walk on the roads, follow the traffic rules such as waiting at a red light.

Drive safely. Make sure to fasten your seatbelt.

スピード違反

シートベルト

Do not drive with excessive speed. Do not overtake other vehicles unless it can be done safely. Always use seatbelts and child restraints.

Safety guide on bicycles

When riding a bicycle, avoid clothes of dark colors even during the day and have reflective materials. Turn the light on early enough in the evening. Do not ride double or use cell phones while riding; ride safely and avoid disturbing other people.

Penalties will be imposed on dangerous riders for the follows:

  • Double riding
  • Riding a bicycle while talking on the phone
  • Using umbrellas while riding a bicycle

二人乗り

  • Riding a bicycle with no light

夜間無灯火

  • Stop sign violation

一時停止違反

  • Ignoring a traffic light

信号無視

  • Drunk driving

酒酔い運転

Take out insurance that covers bicycle accidents.

Bicycles are included as vehicles. When you cause an accident, there will be a liability for damages. Be sure to buy an insurance.

Children should wear helmets!

子どもにはヘルメット

When children under 13 are riding bicycles or when children under 6 are riding on child bike seats, etc., parents or guardians are responsible to have them wear helmets.

Park your bicycles at a bicycle-parking space.

Although bicycles are convenient, they may disturb pedestrians when not parked properly. Park them only at bicycle-parking areas and do not park on the roadside or near the station. Avoid accidents involving others especially elderlies, children and people with disabilities by parking a bicycle improperly. Abandoned bicycles will be removed, and fees are required to have them returned.

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更新日:2016年10月28日