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Depok seeks to fine owners of carelessly parked cars through bylaw revision

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 16, 2019   /   02:09 pm
Depok seeks to fine owners of carelessly parked cars through bylaw revision A car is parked on a public road in a neighborhood at Grand Depok City in Depok, West Java, on Tuesday. JP/Robert Yota (JP/Robert Yota)

The Depok Administration has pressed ahead with a plan to revise a 2012 bylaw on transportation that includes a mandatory provision for car owners to have a garage and fine those who park on the street.

The administration has submitted the revision to the Depok Legislative Council, said transportation agency head Dadang Wihana.

“It aims to keep public order. Our main consideration was that many people have complained about cars being parked on public streets,” he said on Monday as reported by kompas.com.

Once the revised bylaw is passed, vehicle owners who do not park their cars in designated parking spaces could face a fine of Rp 20 million (US$1,436).

Dadang said the draft was just recently submitted and would require some time to process and be deliberated before it can be officially endorsed. Moreover, the administration would also provide a transition time and promote the policy before fully enforcing it in the future.

Depok Legislative Council Commission C councillor Sri Utama said the draft was still in its early stages and the council would only start deliberations later this year. She concurred with Dadang, saying that the revised bylaw could encourage residents to be more orderly on the street.

“I support the bylaw because we see a lot of children’s parks, sports fields and the backyard of houses of worship in Depok being turned into parking lots. That situation disturbs residents,” she said. (das)