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Jakarta Post

Odd-even policy working, decreasing traffic jams

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 7 2016   /  08:36 am

Twenty-six days after the official implementation of the odd-even license plate policy, a city official is hailing the regulation for bringing positive results, decreasing traffic jams, especially in the city’s main avenues.

According to data released by the Jakarta Police, 26 days after the regulation was officially implemented, travel time within the city has decreased and vehicles can travel at faster speeds.

Moreover, the volume of vehicles has decreased as more private vehicle drivers choose to travel on Transjakarta buses.

During the period, 3,145 motorists were ticketed for violating the regulation. They gave various excuses, from forgetting the dates to intentionally finding shortcuts.

“We have conducted surveys three times with several independent institutions,” said the head of law enforcement at the Jakarta Police traffic unit, Adj. Sr. Comr. ...