Police in Tokyo said that more than 10,000 people have already been given warnings by police for breaking the city's newly implemented bicycle regulations.
On Friday, police visited the roughly 100 areas of the capital which have been designated "Bicycle Traffic Regulation Zones." Officers monitored rush hour bicycle traffic and cautioned commuters who were in violation of the new rules and regulations, Fuji TV reported.
According to police, over 10,000 cyclists throughout the capital have been cautioned for using cell phones and listening to earphones while riding, among other violations.
Tokyo police have also announced that they intend to enforce the rules during high traffic density periods in the morning and evening of the 10th day of every month, Fuji reported.© Japan Today