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Jakarta Police upgrades e-ticketing system with state-of-the-art cameras

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Jakarta   /   Tue, July 2, 2019   /  02:42 pm
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A police officer monitors traffic flow through a CCTV network at the Jakarta Police headquarters' Traffic Management Center in Jakarta on Monday. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Ride-hailing driver Suryono knows that it is dangerous and prohibited by law to check his smartphone while driving. Still, he often casually checks his device for incoming orders or to contact a passenger he is about to pick up. But on Monday, he made sure to place his phone on the dashboard of his car instead of holding it with one hand while passing Jl. Sudirman and Jl. Thamrin in Central Jakarta. “I know the Jakarta Police have a new advanced ETLE system. It’s too risky to hold on to my phone; I don’t want to be caught and get fined,” the 37-year-old said, referring to new electronic traffic law enforcement (ETLE) system applied to Jakarta’s main roads. Suryono now calls his passengers with a hands-free headset to avoid being fined Rp 750,000 (US$53) or having his car locked up for three months for violating the 2009 Traffic Law. The Jakarta P...