September 02, 2012

Bicycle Safety, by Tokyo's Elementary School Children

Many construction sites around Tokyo attempt to beautify themselves by displaying artwork by local children on what would otherwise be lifeless white walls. I came across these bicycle and and road safety themed pictures at a construction site in Ebisu, Tokyo.
Going clockwise from the top right the first caption warns against standing on your pedals (a bit strict I thought), the second recommends you always cross at pedestrian crossings, the third advises you slow down when going down hills, and the final comment is not to ignore traffic lights.

Judging by the pictures this random sample of Tokyo children have a firm grip on on the theoretical side of road safety, lets hope the put it into practise when they're out on the streets, because as third year elementary school children in Japan they're already cycling.


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