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Motorcyclists Now Two-Up in Japan

Motorcyclists in Japan now can ride tandem on expressways, following a new law that went into effect April 1. The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), a long-time proponent of motorcycle rights, says it is launching an extensive campaign to bolster safe riding practices. The new law allows passengers on motorcycles only if the bike is 125cc or larger and the operator is age 20 and older.
JAMA, which has been pushing the approach since 1992, now plans to produce pamphlets and a website to promote safe riding practices by motorcyclists new to the experience of riding two-up on expressways. The program will be produced under the theme “Good Highway Manners.”

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