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Jakarta Post

City, police discipline motorcyclists, public buses

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA   /   Thu, April 2 2009   /  11:02 am

The city police have ruled all motorcycles and public transportation vehicles must use the left lane or the slow lane of the capital’s main roads, in a bid to reduce traffic accidents and ease the abysmal congestion.

Traffic signs and road markers have been installed along several of the city’s busier roads, including  Jl. Sudirman and Jl. Thamrin in Central Jakarta, Jl. Matraman, Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan and Jl. D.I. Panjaitan in East Jakarta, Jl. S. Parman in West Jakarta, Jl. Yos Sudarso in North Jakarta and Jl. Ciputat Raya in South Jakarta.
“We decided to put traffic signs on the roads because traffic jams in these areas are really bad,” city traffic police chief Sr. Comr. Chondro Kirono told reporters Wednesday.
“We want to improve road users’ discipline in abiding by traffic regulations to ease the congestion.”