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Jakarta Post

Motorcyclists top traffic violators in Greater Jakarta

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 19 2019   /  01:27 am

Road users in the capital and its surrounding areas are not exactly known for obeying traffic rules.Police data show that from January to June this year, 550,896 people were ticketed for traffic violations in Greater Jakarta, which includes Tangerang, South Tangerang, Depok and Bekasi. More than 5.4 million people were ticketed from 2014 to 2018.The Jakarta Post has selected statistical highlights:Undisciplined motorcyclists can be found on most streets in Greater Jakarta. One of the most common violations is running red lights, which happens more often when motorcyclists think there are no police officers around.In the past five years, 4.15 million motorcyclists have been ticketed for breaking the rules, making up 76 percent of all traffic tickets. The most common violations are driving in the wrong direction, running a red light, not wearing a helmet and having more than two adults on ...