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Jakarta Police to kick off traffic operation

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 9 2011   /  08:00 am

The Jakarta Police will kick off a two-week traffic operation called “Operasi Patuh Jaya 2011” beginning on July 11, in an attempt to improve motorists’ discipline and ensure that this year’s road fatality rate is less than last year’s rate of three fatalities a day.

The Jakarta Police’s regional supervisory inspector Sr. Comr. Moer Ali told reporters on Friday that traffic congestion problems in the city were mostly caused by public transportation vehicles and motorcycles.

He said that in the first half of 2011 there had been 88,214 traffic violations and 427 accidents involving public transportation vehicles, and 362,056 violations and 3,133 accidents involving motorcycles.

“The operation will deal with traffic violators like private vehicles and public transit drivers, motorcyclists, jaywalkers, street vendors, beggars, vagrants, and street side park...