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Finding shelter: Motorcyclists told to vacate overpasses, even during pouring rain

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Jakarta   /   Sun, March 1, 2020   /  08:01 pm
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Motorcyclists take shelter under the Slipi Kemanggisan overpass in Jakarta during a downpour on Feb. 14. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan )

Heavy rainfall, waterlogged streets and traffic bottlenecks give severe headaches to anyone commuting around the city in this rainy season. To avoid getting drenched in a downpour or driving into potholes hidden by water, some motorcyclists prefer to take shelter to wait out the rain. Motorcyclists commonly take shelter under overpasses during heavy rains, blocking some of the street lanes and creating traffic jams. In order to prevent motorcyclists from parking under overpasses during a rainfall, the Jakarta administration is reminding people of the prevailing traffic regulations through its Instagram account, @dkijakarta. “Stopping on the road under an overpass is a traffic violation as there are traffic signs that mark them as no-stopping areas,” the chief of the Jakarta Police's traffic law enforcement center (Gakkum), Adj. Sr. Comr. Siregar, told The Jakarta...