Hokkaido police caught the criminal this week.
I turned right on a No-Right Turn junction on Route 36 on Monday afternoon....and there were TWO police cars in the side street.
One car did a U-turn (isn't THAT illegal?) and then came behind me and asked me to stop.
I didn't see the sign for No Right Turn between 7?-7 pm, so I was very surprised. I didn't know what i had done.
I had to go and sit in the police car (very dirty!) and give the officers my driving license. I have to pay Y7,000 and I will get two points on my license. But if I drive well for 3? months the points will expire.
So now I am driving very, very carefully.
Ten years ago I was caught for Illegal Parking in Sapporo, twice in the space of 6 months. My car was towed away and I had to go to the police station for a driving lecture. THAT was boring. I'd rather pay money and get a few points. So, this time I am relieved I don't have to have the lecture.
But, it makes me angry that the police don't do anything about people who drive and use their cell phones at the same time. I see that everywhere and that is very dang