A mandatory helmet law in Japan for bicycle riders

A mandatory helmet law in Japan for bicycle riders

On December 20th, the Japanese Cabinet voted to accept a government decree that will eventually lead to the incorporation of the helmet requirement into Japan’s Road Traffic Act.

Only Argentina, Cyprus, Australia, and New Zealand require cycling helmets, typically with fines.

The Netherlands, where 25% of trips are made by bike nationally and 50% in some cities, has no obligatory helmet requirement. In the Netherlands, brain injuries from riding are rare.

While there is a safety concern, and society, and governments react differently, people generally feel that they will not be using e-bikes or bicycles if there is a law- Now what!!!

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