5,300 drivers ticketed for violating expanded odd-even policy
The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Police traffic unit has ticketed 5,303 motorists for violating the expanded odd-even license plate traffic policy since its introduction on Aug. 1.
During the same period, the police also confiscated 2,144 driver’s licenses and 2,057 vehicle registration certificates (STNK) from violators.
"On the fifth day, the number of violators was recorded at 754," Jakarta Police traffic unit's law enforcement division head Adj. Sr. Comr. Budiyanto said as quoted by tribunnews.com.
The number is less than what was recorded on the third and fourth days, which stood at 1,076 and 1,041, respectively.
According to the prevailing regulation, violators are required to pay a fine of Rp 500,000 (US$34.52).
The expanded policy, which restricts car owners’ use of major thoroughfares based on their number plates, was enforced to ease congestion ahead and during the Asian Games, slated for Aug. 18.
The policy has been implemented on Jl. Sudirman, Jl. MH Thamrin, Jl. Ahmad Yani, Jl. DI Panjaitan, Jl. MT Haryono, Jl. Gatot Subroto, some parts of Jl. S Parman, Jl. HR Rasuna Said, Jl. RA Kartini, Jl. Metro Pondok Indah and Jl. Benyamin Sueb.
The policy is effective from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. (fac)
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