Operation Zebra Agung 2017 has began from 1-14 November which means Denpasar police will be setting up road blocks and more road surveillance over the next 14 days in the Denpasar and Badung areas.
In addition to bad parking on the side of the road, police will also be targeting students or young people who are driving vehicles without a license.
If you’re driving in Bali, grab those helmets and make sure you’ve got a proper license and your vehicle registration in order.
Police will crack down on traffic violations, including dangerous driving that can result in accidents and fatalities, along with improper licenses and permits, Bali Police deputy chief Brig. Gen. Gede Alit Widana announced on Monday, Coconuts Bali reported.
Over 150 personnel from Police Headquarters Denpasar are being deployed in Operation Zebra Agung.
Compared with last year, the number of general traffic violations in Bali have gone up. Based on data collected January to September 2016, there were 69,849 traffic violations in Bali, while during the same period in 2017, that figure totaled 73,143.
“Hopefully people in Bali can be more conscious and orderly on the road. We must be more careful, polite, and orderly on the main roads” Widana added.
With the implementation of Operation Zebra Agung 2017, it is hoped there will be an increase in public road discipline, a reduction in traffic violations, accidents and a decrease in road fatalities.