Thousands ticketed in first day Jakarta traffic operation
The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Police have ticketed 1,133 motorists and given warnings to 3,513 others for traffic violations on the first day of the traffic operation dubbed Operation Keselamatan Jaya.
The police’s traffic division chief, Sr. Comr. Halim Pagarra, said in a statement on Tuesday that motorcyclists made up a majority of the violators, booked at 748 cases.
“[The majority of the violations are] nonusage of helmets at 164 cases, followed by driving on the wrong side of the road at 136 cases, and stop-sign violations at 121 cases,” said Halim as quoted by tempo.co, adding that the police also recorded 320 violations by motorists, as well as 16 bus drivers and 49 truck drivers.
The 21-day operation, held from Mar. 5 to 25, involved a combined 2,704 personnel spread across several spots in Jakarta.
The operation is meant to increase the public’s discipline and decrease the number of fatalities on the roads. (jlm)
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