Greatindonesia.co.id, Jakarta – The Jakarta Metropolitan Police’s Traffic Management Center recorded at least 1,134 traffic violators captured by 12 cameras of Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) e-ticketing system installed in the capital city has been effective since early July.
Majority of the traffic violators were car drivers who breached the odd-even license plate traffic policy and did not wear seat-belts while driving, the Jakarta Metropolitan Police’s Traffic Management Center revealed on its official Twitter account on Tuesday (9/7/2019).
The cameras of this ELTE e-ticketing technology is able to catch the acts of traffic offences of those in cars, such as violating the odd-even and speeding policies, failing to wear seat belt, and using mobile phone while driving.
These cameras have so far been installed in 10 strategic areas in Jakarta, including the Sudirman-MH Thamrin Roads. The Jakarta provincial government and police plan to increase the existing number of the installed cameras to 81 units until September or October 2019.
With the increased number of cameras, personnel of the Traffic Directorate of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police are able to get detailed information of the vehicle and violations of car drivers.
In many big cities of developing and developed countries, the presence of installed cameras for catching traffic violators has been a common thing for residents and visitors.
In Singapore, for instance, the road traffic offences are governed by the Road Traffic Act (RTA), according to Singapore’s Legal Advice.
As revealed in “singaporelegaladvice.com”, road traffic offences commonly found in the city state are “exceeding the speed limit”, “use of mobile phone while driving”, and “driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs”.
In the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), the Australian Federal Police (AFP) revealed in its official website that those violating such traffic offences as speeding, unregistered vehicles, negligence driving would receive Traffic Infringement Notices.
“Penalty amounts for Traffic Infringement Notices are set by the ACT Government,” the AFP revealed.
The traffic violators are then required to pay fines through several options, such as online payment through the ACT Government’s Road Transport Authority (RTA) website; paying at any post office, and Bpay. (riz)
JAKARTA TO HAVE 81 HI-DEFINITION CAMERA OF ETLE E-TICKETING SYSTEM
Greatindonesia.co.id, Jakarta – The Jakarta provincial government has planned to help the Jakarta Metropolitan Police in the installation of 45 of the 81 cameras of the Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) e-ticketing system across the capital city’s strategic areas.
The Jakarta provincial government had given its approval to the budget worth Rp38 billion to procure these 45 cameras of the ETLE e-ticketing system this year, Director of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police’s Traffic Division Commissioner Yusuf stated here on Thursday (10/10/2019).
“The bidding process will have been started this month,” he stated, adding that funds estimated to reach some Rp61 billion will be required to procure 81 cameras to be installed and operated from the end of 2019 or early 2020.
These new cameras will be installed in strategic sites and intersections as those of Kota Tua-Gajah Mada-MH Thamrin-Sudirman-Blok M-Senayan; Grogol–Pancoran; Halim-Cempaka Putih; as well as Rasuna Raid – Gunung Sahari and Prof Dr. Satrio, he revealed.
Jakarta Metropolitan Police Chief Inspector General Gatot Eddy Pramono expounded that this ETLE e-ticketing system, implemented since early July, is expected to bring about a 40 percent drop in traffic accidents owing to which 500 people die on a yearly basis.
“We are upbeat about this ETLE e-ticketing system being able to reduce the number of traffic accidents in Jakarta recorded at around five thousand annually,” Jakarta Metropolitan Police Chief Inspector General Pramono stated in August.
The capital city has continued to bear witness to a steady increase in the number of traffic accidents, and this ETLE e-ticketing system is expected to help reduce them, he remarked.
The Jakarta Metropolitan Police’s Traffic Directorate has, until now, installed 12 cameras of the ETLE e-ticketing system.
The police’s Traffic Management Center stated that the cameras were able to capture at least 1,134 traffic violators within nine days of implementing this system.
The cameras of this ELTE e-ticketing technology are able to capture vehicular users not adhering to the law, such as by violating the odd-even and speeding policies, not wearing a seat belt, and using mobile phones while driving. (trn)
BASWEDAN CALLS OFF TRIP TO ATTEND C40 SUMMIT IN COPENHAGEN
Greatindonesia.co.id, Jakarta – Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan has abandoned his planned trip to Copenhagen, Denmark, to attend the C40 Summit, based on the current inconducive situation in the capital city following students’ protests against several controversial bills.
“No. It was canceled taking into account the current situation in Jakarta,” Baswedan remarked at the provincial parliament complex here on Thursday (3/10/2019).
Baswedan was scheduled to attend the world’s cities summit to convey environmental programs.
“In fact, Jakarta needs to attend the summit to convey its programs as part of the global society. The world is looking at us. They saw problems on the environment, air quality, and other issues,” he added.
However, Baswedan has decided to cancel the trip and remain in Jakarta based on the unstable situation in the capital city.
C40 World Mayors Summit is due to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 10-11.
During the forum, Jakarta is expected to respond to questions on environmental issues in the city and reiterated its commitment to mitigating the impacts of climate change to create a developed city that is comfortable for its citizens.
Baswedan is scheduled to serve as a keynote speaker during a discussion session and sign the Clean Air Cities Declaration along with the mayors of Paris, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Delhi, and Portland.
The Jakarta governor and 19 other leaders of world cities will organize a discussion with former US vice president Al Gore and hold several bilateral meetings to establish sister cities.
Thousands of students staged protests in several cities as a mark of rejection against some controversial bills, including the draft bill on criminal code and the KPK law.
In Jakarta, the demonstrations, which often turned violent, have damaged public facilities and caused heavy traffic jams on several main streets. (rpg)
DEMOSTRATORS TORCH POLICE POST NEAR ATMAJAYA CAMPUS IN JAKARTA
Greatindonesia.co.id, Jakarta – Demonstrators set fire to a police post near the Atmajaya University campus in Jakarta on Monday (30/9/2019) night.
Ferdian, an eyewitness, said he saw a number of demonstrators vandalizing and setting the police post ablaze.
“I saw the police post being torched. But suddenly, a student tried to put out the blaze,” he said.
The student shouted out to the other demonstrators not to set fire to the police post because it is state property, he said
Until this story was filed, tear gas was still being fired near the Semanggi interchange in South Jakarta. (trd)
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