16,430 motorists ticketed for violating odd-even policy
The Jakarta Post
As of June, the Jakarta Police have ticketed 16,430 motorists for violating the odd-even license plate policy enforced on Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin since Aug. 30, 2016.
“We’ve confiscated 11,158 driver's licenses, 5,271 vehicle registration documents [STNK] and one vehicle,” said Jakarta Police traffic unit head of law enforcement Adj. Sr. Comr. Budiyanto on Tuesday, as reported by wartakota.tribunnews.com.
The odd-even policy is an attempt to limit the number of cars passing along certain roads – by permitting only cars with license plates ending in odd numbers to pass through the roads on odd-numbered dates, and vice versa.
Budiyanto claimed the policy had effectively sped up the traffic current, decreased the number of vehicles on the roads and encouraged more motorists to use public mass transportation.
“The police, along with the city administration and the Jakarta Transportation Agency, will expand the policy to several other roads in the city during the Asian Games,” he said, mentioning the Kemayoran runway in Central Jakarta, Jl. HR Rasuna Said and Pondok Indah artery road in South Jakarta and the Jl. S Parman-Jl. Gatot Subroto-Jl. DI Panjaitan route. (vla)
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