The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Police traffic unit is set to expand its Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (E-TLE) system to cover more areas in the capital starting next year.
The system is currently applied to Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta, which are monitored by four cameras.
The police are set to 81 cameras at 25 intersections, such as in the National Monument (Monas) park area, Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat, Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jl. MH Thamrin, Jl. Sudirman and the Gelora Bung Karno area.
Jakarta Police traffic unit chief Sr. Comr. Yusuf said a request has been made to the Jakarta administration to support the program by providing 50 cameras.
"A lot of people only obey traffic regulations when they see police officers are around. Later, they will comply with the regulations because they will be monitored by the cameras," Yusuf said as quoted by tempo.co.
He added that during the one-month trial run of the system, cameras detected 3,774 vehicles violating traffic regulations.
Of that number, 2,074 violators have been confirmed and 465 have paid the mandatory fine.
The police have also blocked 81 vehicle registration certificates (STNK) of traffic violators who could not be contacted. They must pay the fine to reactivate their STNK. (cal)