Starting from May 10 until May 22, Operasi Patuh Jaya 2017 will be held across Indonesia. The police operation targets traffic violators, and foreign tourists are not excluded.
The community chief (Kelian), I Ketut Werka, said many local residents living on Jalan Kubu Anyar had complained that traffic was diverting to their areas traveling via local alleyways to circumvent the one-way rule.
A video has been uploaded by Bali Police to help those confused by massive changes in traffic flow directions for Kuta and Legian. The changes has been introduced by Bali traffic police since January. This month marked the first of the traffic flow changes trial and people seem to be quite lost. Bali Coconuts reported, […]
Police in the popular tourist areas of Kuta and Legian in Bali have begun socializing a number of changes in traffic flows. The changes being introduced by traffic police will be introduced in February with absolute enforcement promised on March 1, 2017, as quoted from Bali Discovery.
Traffic jams in many parts of Asia are truly a sight to behold. The sight of thousands of cars, bumper to bumper, stretched out for miles are commonly seen in cities in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. So it’s hardly a surprise that on navigation app Waze’s 2016 Global Driver Satisfaction Index, Asian drivers are pretty unhappy with the state of their roads
The Denpasar chief of the Jasa Raharja office, Sulistianingtias, confirms that foreigners are entitled to insurance compensation from her company if the accident occurred while using a motor vehicle anywhere in Indonesia.
You know what they say, “if you can drive in Indonesia, you can drive anywhere!”. In truth, if you’re an expert ‘Indonesian driver’ then you probably shouldn’t have a license and you probably shouldn’t drive in any other country…except maybe Ethiopia, that place is crazy too.
wowshack.com make a list things we should expect to see on Indonesian roads. In the other side, Jakarta just crowned as The Worst Traffic In The World.
Unfortunately, things in paradise aren’t quite perfect. Indonesia is among the most corrupt countries in the world and things don’t seem to be getting drastically better. Government officials on all levels are largely open to bribes and sometimes even require them before they will do any sort of work. While the average expat will probably never have anything to do with some of these higher level guys, you will see traffic cops and police on a daily basis. Foreigners are often pulled over, often with no official reason for the stop except to make sure things are all in order, of which things are usually not, at least to the police officer’s satisfaction.
To build the driver satisfaction index Waze evaluated the driving experience of 50 million users of the app in 32 countries and 167 different metro areas. The ranking is given using a numerical score ranging from satisfying (10) to miserable (1). The rankings look at six key factors including traffic level by frequency and severity of traffic jams.
Denpasar Police have processed 4000 traffic violations over the past 12 months, with 1000 reportedly carried out by foreign tourists.