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Government promises firm action against overloaded trucks

  • Riza Roidila Mufti
    Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, September 11, 2019   /  04:04 pm
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Jasa Marga personnel assist in lifting cars involved in an accident on the Cipularang toll road’s Purbaleunyi section in Purwakarta, West Java, on Sept. 2.(ANTARA FOTO/Ibnu Chazar)

The recent road accidents involving oversized and overloaded trucks across the country has prompted the government to take further action to increase surveillance and legal enforcement on transport vehicles to avoid similar accidents in the future. Truck accidents often occur on the country’s main roads, partly because of overloading. Among the latest is one that occurred on the Cipularang toll road at kilometer 92 in Purwakarta, West Java on Sept. 10, when two container trucks collided in a crash that also involved three smaller vehicles. Although no casualties were reported, the event added to the long list of traffic accidents involving freight vehicles in the past two months. The accident occurred just eight days after a massive crash involving a large truck and several passenger cars took place near the same location on the toll road on Sept. 2, killing eight people and ...