Traffic Rules in Japan

Basic Rules

Keep Left
All vehicles must drive on the left side of the road.
Safety Seat for Children
Children under the age of six years old must be seated on child safety seats.
Height/Width of the Vehicle
The vehicle's height and width may be different between a rental car and a car you drive everyday.
Fasten seat belt for all seats
It is obligated under government law to use the safety belt for all the seats of the vehicle on highway.
No Cell Phone while driving
When using cell phone, please stop the vehicle at secure location.
Speed Limit
Typical speed limits are 80km/h to 100km/h on expressways and 30km/h to 60km/h on local roads.

Traffic Signs

Speed limit Stop No Parking or Stopping No Entry for Vehicles
Height limit One Way traffic No U-turns No Vehicles Crossing
Passing on the Right Prohibited No Parking or Stopping between 8:00-20:00 Slow  

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