In Japan it is Illegal to:-
cycle whilst drunk,
on the wrong side of the road,
with no front light and rear reflector at night,
whilst wearing headphones,
using a mobile phone,
with an open umbrella,
with a passenger over 6 years of age and on most but not all sidewalks.
These crimes are punishable by up to 5 months in prison or fines ranging from 20,000 to 1 million Yen.
However less than 100 people were charged last year, fewer than the number charged for murder.

There are more than 150,000 Accidents a year involving bicycles, one of the highest rates in the world.

Approximately 800 cyclists are killed a year.

40% of cyclist fatalities are caused by cyclists ignoring red lights or stop signs.

More than 20% of all road traffic accidents involve cyclists.

Several pedestrians are killed and about 2500 are injured a year by cyclist on sidewalks.

(Sources:National Police Agency Of Japan and General Insurance Agency Of Japan)

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