• Kyodo


Osaka’s public safety commission will order a 29-year-old man to attend a bicycle safety lecture after repeated road violations, in the first such case following a legal revision last month, police said Wednesday.

The man, a resident of Osaka’s Taisho Ward, was given traffic tickets on July 9 and 15 near an intersection in the city’s Nishi Ward for riding a bicycle without a front brake, a violation of the traffic law, Osaka police said.

The Osaka Prefectural Public Safety Commission, which oversees the Osaka police department, will issue the order to the man Friday, the police said.

The revised road traffic law designates 14 bicycle traffic violations, such as riding while drunk and riding a bicycle without brakes as particularly dangerous.

Under the revised law, individuals 14 years and older who commit a violation twice in three years must attend a three-hour safety lecture.

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