Law gets serious about cycling safety

| Jun 29, 2015

Law gets serious about cycling safety

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Bicycle use is growing along with greater public awareness of health and environmental issues, with cities around the country beginning to rent them out to visitors who are eager to tour Japan on the cheap. But this has triggered a rise in fatal accidents ...

Jun 16, 2015

Focusing on safe cycling

The revised Road Traffic Law should serve as a reminder to cyclists that they must follow traffic rules and ride safely.

Bad, drunk or speeding cyclists face new penalties

Jan 20, 2015

Bad, drunk or speeding cyclists face new penalties

Careless cyclists may have to undergo retraining if they cause accidents or even if they merely violate road rules, under a legal revision scheduled to take effect June 1. An apparent rise in collisions and other incidents resulting in injury or even death led ...

Cyclists warned on new left side rule

Sep 27, 2013

Cyclists warned on new left side rule

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Many cyclists may be unaware that a ban on riding against the flow of traffic will take effect by the end of the year to curb an increasing number of bicycle-related accidents, police warned Friday. Under the revised Road Traffic Law, which will take ...

Feb 15, 2013

Bill targets reckless cyclists, unlicensed drivers

The National Police Agency unveiled a bill Thursday that would crack down on repeat reckless bicyclists, unlicensed motorists and people who fail to disclose diseases such as epilepsy that could impair their driving. The bill to revise the 1960 Road Traffic Law would oblige ...