Bicycles RULE, oh, and new bicycle rules
New Rules for Riding Bicycles
1. It’s now illegal to ride bicycles or motor cycles holding a mobile
phone, an umbrella or anything which may block
your view or disturb your attention. You are subject to pay a fine
up to 50,000 yen.
2. It’s now legal to have 2 children on your bicycle under the
i.the driver must be over 16 years old
ii. both children in the back or front seat seats must be less than 6 years old
iii. the bicycle must pass safety tests, be approved by Bicycle
Association (Japan), Japanese
Industrial Standards Committee
or Consumer Product Safety
Association and have a sticker
from one of the following; BAA, JIS, or SG.