|Bicycle Registration Sticker|
I have read so many complaints from overseas residents of Japan that the police use bicycle registration checks as an excuse to pull over foreigners to check their alien registration cards and visa details. I must not fit their target profile as I've never been stopped for a registration check nor hassled by the police at Narita. The only time I've really been spoken to by the police in relation to my cycling habits is during the road safety campaigns the hold a few times each year at which time the come down hard on everyone for a few days they go back into hibernation. Oh, and when I've broken some usually unenforced cycling law.
Have you ever been stopped for a bicycle registration check and do you think there was a deeper motive in getting you pulled over?