A "Bicycle Traffic Safety Class for International Students" has been held by the international exchange Hirakawa no Kaze no Kai

 On May 25 (Thu.), a "Bicycle Traffic Safety Class for International Students" was held by the international exchange Hirakawa no Kaze no Kai in the International Hall on Yoshida Campus. Around 30 people participated, including Yamaguchi University international students and others. The international exchange Hirakawa no Kaze no Kai deploys international exchange activities aimed at helping Yamaguchi University international students and local residents live together in safety and with peace of mind, and this year marked the 14th time for the bicycle class.

The class began with a lecture given by Police Sergeant Chikafusa Yoshikawa of the Yamaguchi Prefectural Police, who explained points to keep in mind when going to university by bicycle and how to ride a bicycle correctly, for example, good manners when riding with an umbrella up, how to attach reflectors, and what "Stop" signs mean.

After that, practical coaching was given outdoors with the pathway in front of International Hall serving as an intersection, and the participants learned how to get around on a bicycle safely while actually riding one.

 Abdul Bari Ahmadzai, a first-year student at the Graduate School of Economics who attended the class, said, "I have always been careful about the rules, but it was the first time I had learned about attaching reflectors. I want to make sure I attach them from now on."