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Jakarta Post

ETLE eases ticketing but improvements needed

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 27, 2019   /  05:01 pm
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A police officer monitors the traffic flow through CCTV networks in the Traffic Management Center, Polda Metro Jaya, Jakarta on July 1. JP/Dhoni Setiawan(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

The state-of-the-art Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) system introduced by the Jakarta Police’s traffic division has been lauded by many as it has forced road users to be more disciplined and has sped up the process of ticketing. However, technical issues still plague the system. Sobirin, 42, from Tangerang, Banten, is one of the violators recorded by the ETLE system for not wearing a seatbelt on his way to Pasar Senen in Central Jakarta to buy supplies for his home bakery business when passing through Jl. MH Thamrin. He said that he initially did not know that he had been ticketed. He only found out about it when he tried to extend his car’s registration certificate (STNK) at the Tangerang Vehicle Document Registration Center (Samsat) in Cikokol, Tangerang, last Friday. He said that he was worried that he had amassed a large number of fines, but after confi...