Notes regarding traffic rules | Toyota Rent a Car Shin-Osaka

Notes regarding traffic rules | Toyota Rent a Car Shin-Osaka

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Notes regarding traffic rules

In Japan, vehicles are driven on the left-hand side of the road.

A red light means "Stop." When a green arrow appears, cars can proceed in the direction of the green arrow, even if the light is yellow or red.


According to the Road Traffic Act, each person in a motor vehicle must wear a seat belt. Whether you are the driver or a passenger, be sure to wear your seat belt.

A child seat must be attached and used for children under six years.

Speed limits are assigned to all roads, including general roads and, toll roads. Please observe the speed limit and drive safely. Also be aware that some roads are monitored by automated speed monitoring systems. Be careful not to speed!

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The Road Traffic Act prohibits parking in certain areas. When parking, be sure to use a parking lot.

Driving under the influence of alcohol is prohibited by law.


Use of a handheld cell or smart phone while driving is prohibited by law.

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