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WDR event for road victims urges heightened enforcement, road safety awareness

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, November 16, 2020   /  02:15 pm
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An activist installs mannequins at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle to commemorate the 2020 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Nov. 15.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

With an infrastructure developed mostly with motorized vehicles in mind, Indonesia is no stranger to road accidents that claim tens of thousands of lives each year. Weak law enforcement and a glaring lack of public awareness are just two of the many culprits of the deadly traffic violations that continue to occur, while observers continue to demand that the government do more to pick up the slack. As of Oct. 31 this year, the National Police Traffic Corps (Korlantas) has recorded 83,715 traffic incidents nationwide that have resulted in 19,320 fatalities, 8,995 people severely injured and another 95,135 people with minor injuries. These road accidents have also incurred a combined total of Rp 163.34 billion (US$11.55 million) in material losses. The police recorded 107,500 traffic incidents and 23,350 fatalities last year. During the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Vic...