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Drink & Drive
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Hello Straight Talk.

Today a man road past me on a bicycle
drinking a can of beer !
I thought, that's very dangerous.
Isn't riding a bicycle like driving a car
and "driving" drunk?
I checked in the newspaper today
and there I saw my answer.

Bicycles are treated as "vehicles" so this
"beer drinking cyclist " was against the law.
Next time I will stop him for sure
....... and warn him.
Please do the same Straight Talk readers if
you see a beer drinking cyclist.
It is just like drinking and driving.

Doug

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20100821p2a00m0na016000c.html

Under Japan's Road Traffic Law,
bicycles are treated as "vehicles" and are
supposed to travel on roads, not sidewalks,
but in practice the situation is
different and recently there has been a
surge in accidents between cyclists
and pedestrians on sidewalks.
In response to the increase, the Road Traffic
Law was revised in 2007, creating a provision
regarding conditions for bicycles traveling
on sidewalks.
The judgments awarding high compensation
to pedestrians highlight the tough stance
courts are apparently taking against cyclists
who injure pedestrians in response to the
tightened regulations.
by fighter_eiji | 2010-08-21 22:50 | English
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