May is “Bicycle Safety Month,” and the Mie Prefectural Police Department is stepping up bicycle traffic regulation enforcement and spreading awareness of bicycle safety.
Five Basic Rules for Safe Biking
Please observe these 5 rules while cycling and do your best to ride safely.
Last year, there were some changes made to traffic laws, specifically, those that concern the side of the sidewalk cyclists are allowed to use. Cyclists are now required to ride on the left side of sidewalks. Furthermore, please refrain from using a smartphone or other mobile device while cycling, as this is extremely dangerous. Bicycles, automobiles and motorcycles are all considered road vehicles.
For more information, please contact the Traffic Planning Division of the Mie Prefecture Police Department Headquarters at 059－222－0110.