Tokyo police crack down on cycling violations
Tokyo Metropolitan Police last week carried out a simultaneous city-wide check for minor bicycle infractions in 110 locations across the capital.
Violations included trying to sneak under railway crossing gates as they were closing, cycling while listening to music through earphones and cycling while holding open parasols.
In total, police said that one man was fined and eight people were given warnings for committing petty offenses, NTV reported.
Tokyo police say they plan to continue to hold regular city-wide checks to discourage cycling violations in the future.