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Jakarta Post

Police, agency still at odds on standardized helmets

  • Eny Wulandari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 23 2010   /  08:57 am

While motorcyclists have voiced complaints of the possibility of extortion due to uncertainty in the local standardized helmets ruling, police and the National Standards Agency (BSN) are at odds over enforcing the regulation.Jakarta Police continue to tolerate certain helmets irrespective of brand or design while the agency insists that all motorcyclists must use locally produced standard helmets with an embossed SNI (Indonesian National Standards) logo.The traffic police’s law enforcement division chief, Adj. Sr. Comr. Johansson Ronald Simamora, said Thursday that police would allow motorcyclists to wear international standard helmets. “However, this is a temporary measure,” Johansson said, adding that police have not decide when they would begin enforcing the use of SNI-logo helmets. He said police would make use of this period to campaign to the public on the use of the SNI helm...