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Jakarta to issue regulation on e-scooters, violators to be fined Rp 500,000

  • Vela Andapita
    Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, November 19, 2019   /  03:02 pm
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GrabWheels employees load e-scooters into a vehicle in Senayan, Jakarta, on Nov. 14. The Jakarta administration will issue a regulation on micromobility vehicles. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

The Jakarta Transportation Agency will issue a regulation on micromobility by December amid the rising popularity of e-scooters in the capital.  The agency’s traffic management head, Priyanto, said a draft of the policy was being finalized and would be issued in the form of a gubernatorial decree.   “The point is that the city is always open to technological developments, including e-scooters,” Priyanto told the press on Monday. “The gubernatorial decree will contain detailed rules on the use of e-scooters and other micromobility vehicles such as skateboards, inline skates and conventional scooters; it aims to ensure security, safety and public order,” he added. Priyanto went on to say that the decree would refer to Law No. 22/2009 on road traffic. The decree, according to him, would regulate the use of micromobility vehicles that co...