Traffic Rules in Japan
1. Cars keep to the left
Cars keep to the left in Japan. Making a left turn on a red light is not permitted.
2. Fasten seatbelts
Please ensure that the driver and all passengers fasten their seat belts, as this is mandatory under the laws of Japan.
3. Speed limits
Speed limits are fixed on all roads, whether ordinary or toll roads. Please comply with the relevant speed limit and drive safely. Some roads have automated speed cameras.
4. Illegal parking and drink driving
Under the revised Road Traffic Act, illegal parking and drink driving are subject to extremely severe penalties. Please park in the designated parking area even if only parking for a short period of time, and never drive when you are under the influence of alcohol.
5. Using mobile phones
Using mobile phones in any manner while driving is subject to penalty charges. Please refrain from using mobile phones while driving.