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Jakarta Post

To the left, transport agency tells motorcyclists

  • Indah Setiawati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 23 2009   /  08:09 am

Starting next year, the transportation agency will install additional road signs to support the traffic regulation ruling motorcyclists are to use the left side of the road.“There’s actually a written regulation that stipulates motorcyclists are to use the left lane, but it’s not actually obeyed, or even enforced,” M. Akbar, head of the agency’s traffic engineering and management division, told The Jakarta Post via telephone Tuesday. He said the agency had finished installing road signs and markers on six major thoroughfares: Jl. Sudirman, Jl. Thamrin, Jl. Merdeka Barat and Jl. Suprapto in Central Jakarta, as well as Jl. Pemuda and Jl. Pramuka in East Jakarta.The road signs and markers on the six streets, he said, were aimed at reminding road users to obey
the rules.“We will gradually phase in the signs on other streets,” Akbar said.An article in the 2009 Traffic Law st...