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Traffic police, road users play game of cat and mouse

  • Vela Andapita
    Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, September 23, 2019   /  04:13 pm
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A traffic police officer writes a ticket for a car driver who violated the odd-even license plate traffic regulation in Tomang, West Jakarta, on Monday, Sept. 9. (JP/Narabeto Korohama)

Earlier this month, a video of police officer Chief Brig. Eka Setiawan holding onto the windshield of a moving car as the driver attempted to flee from being ticketed was circulated on social media. On one of the posts, uploaded by Instagram account @jktinfo, which reposted the video recorded by @imam_mirhan, the caption reads, “On Monday, a police officer was seen holding onto the windshield of a car in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta.” The incident occurred on Sept. 16 at around 2:30 p.m. during an operation on Jl. Pasar Minggu Raya for which Eka and several officers of the South Jakarta Transportation Agency were deployed. The video shows a glimpse of the struggle faced by the city’s traffic corps, which commemorated its 64th anniversary on Sunday.  For many road users, traffic police officers are a bugbear they would rather avoid, regardless of...