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Jakarta Post

Govt vows firm action against overloaded trucks

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 12 2019   /  02:14 am

Transportation Ministry to prohibit oversized and overloaded trucks from entering toll roadsRecent road accidents involving oversized and overloaded trucks across the country have prompted the government to take further action to increase surveillance and legal enforcement on transportation 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 91 in Purwakarta, West Java, on Tuesday, 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 p...