Police urge cyclists to wear helmets ahead of mandate on April 1

Japan Today -- Mar 23

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has begun urging cyclists to wear helmets before a helmet-wearing mandate goes into effect nationwide on April 1.

Officers at Tsukishima Police Station in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward were seen wearing bicycle helmets on Wednesday.

According to police, there were over 13,000 accidents involving cyclists in Tokyo last year, making up about 46% of traffic accidents in the metropolis, Kyodo News reported. This was an increase of over 1,000 cases from 2021.

Moreover, 30 cyclists were killed. None of them were wearing a helmet, police said. ...continue reading

Mar 23 (ANNnewsCH) - 来月1日から自転車利用者のヘルメット着用が努力義務になるのを前に、警視庁では22日から職務中のヘルメットの着用が始まりました。  ...continue reading