October 12, 2012

Japanese killed in bicycle accidents reached 633 in 2011 according to report


According to the NPA, the 144,018 bicycle accidents last year constituted about 20% of the total number of traffic accidents. Most involved injuries, and over half were caused by traffic violations, such as failing to look both ways before crossing an intersection… there were 633 fatal bicycle accidents last year, with most occurring in Saitama, Tokyo, Aichi and Osaka prefectures.”

Source: Violations involving reckless cyclists on the rise
Saturday October 6th, 2012
Japan Today

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