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Jakarta Post

Better policies needed to improve road safety: Experts

  • Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 3 2019   /  01:04 am

As traffic violations continue to be commonplace on Jakarta’s streets, transportation experts argue that stricter regulations and better road infrastructure are needed to improve traffic behavior and ensure road safety.“Transportation is about civilization. The way to create a civilized society is through, among many other things, policies that are obeyed by the people,” Indonesian Transportation Society (MTI) chairman Agus Taufik Mulyono said in a discussion on Thursday held to commemorate World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims observed every Nov. 17.“When road users are used to following traffic rules and respecting each other, and at the same time there are infrastructure improvements that better ensure everyone’s safety, we can definitely reduce the risk of traffic accidents,” he added.From 2012 to 2016, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS), there were on av...