News I can't use ... because I'm not in Japan.
Japanese police are gearing up to start ticketing more cyclists. They'll be on the lookout for cyclists wearing headphones, operating a cell phone, holding an umbrella or affixing one to the bicycle, carrying more than one child as a passenger and excessive ringing of bells. Excessive ringing of bells?
I have no point of reference and can only imagine that if the people are riding their bikes on busy sidewalks that this action is probably warranted. Still, excessive ringing of bells?