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All Bike Riders Must Enroll in Bicycle Insurance

As of April 1, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will require all bicycle riders to enroll in insurance (such as bicycle casualty insurance) to ensure that they can pay for any damage or injury to others if the rider is involved in a cycling accident. Please check the terms of the insurance plan you are enrolled in and make the necessary adjustments, or purchase cycling insurance.
* If the bicycle rider is under legal age (twenty) the parent is required to enroll the child in insurance.

Inquiries Traffic Planning Section, Traffic Affairs Division (Shinjuku City Office, Main Bldg. 7F)
Tel: 03-5273-4265 Fax: 03-3209-5595

If either of the following applies to you, you are already enrolled in bicycle casualty insurance:
▶ If the fire insurance or car insurance (see below) your casualty insurance provides includes personal liability insurance as a special rider.
▶ If your bicycle has undergone an official safety inspection (fees charged) at a bicycle safety maintenance shop, and your bicycle has a TS mark (see illustration below) within one year of the inspection date.

Confirm Your Insurance Enrollment Conditions

If you are enrolled in any of the following insurance or mutual aid insurance plans, please check to see if personal liability insurance is included as a special rider (appended).
Please ask your insurance agent for more information about confirming or adding the special rider to your insurance plan.
Note: You may also be enrolled under daily life liability insurance or compensation liability mutual aid.

▶ Dedicated plan with casualty insurance sold as bicycle insurance
▶ Car insurance (special contract)
▶ Fire insurance (special contract)
▶ Accident insurance (special contract)
▶ Supplementary insurance through your credit card
▶ Group insurance through your company of employment
▶ Group insurance through a school organization, such as for the PTA
▶ Group insurance as a bicycle member of the Traffic Safety Association

March 25, 2020