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09/04/2020 News

INDONESIAN TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS: HOW MUCH DO THEY COST YOU?

Total Oil Indonesia

Road fines are designed to deter traffic violations and ultimately maintain road safety. With modern technology, violation detection can be done electronically. Indonesia recently started to apply this method called Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE).

Electronic or not, anyone who’s caught must face the consequence. Traffic violations are criminal offences that result in fines or imprisonment, which are governed under Law 22 of 2009 on Road Traffic and Transportation. Some key provisions are:

1. Driving without a driver’s license – maximum penalty of Rp1 million or imprisonment of maximum four months.

2. Failure to show driver’s license during traffic inspection - maximum penalty of Rp250,000 or imprisonment of maximum one month.

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3. Missing vehicle plate - maximum penalty of Rp500,000 or imprisonment of maximum two months.

4. Violation of motorcycle equipment and roadworthiness, e.g. availability of side mirrors, headlamp, brake lamps, horn, speedometer, and muffler - maximum penalty of Rp250,000 or imprisonment of maximum one month.

5. Violation of car equipment and roadworthiness, e.g. availability of side mirrors, horn, headlamp, retreat lamps, brake lamps, front mirror, bumper, glass wipers - maximum penalty of Rp500,000 or imprisonment of maximum two months.

6. Missing gears, e.g. spare tires, safety triangle, jack, lug wrench, and first aid kit - maximum penalty of Rp250,000 or imprisonment of maximum one month.

7. Violation of traffic signs - maximum penalty of Rp500,000 or imprisonment of maximum two months.

8. Violation of maximum or minimum speed limit - maximum penalty of Rp500,000 or imprisonment of maximum two months.

9. Vehicle without a Vehicle Registration Certificate (STNK) - maximum penalty of Rp500,000 or imprisonment of maximum two months.

10. Violation of seatbelt use for driver or front seat passenger - maximum penalty of Rp250,000 or imprisonment of maximum one month.

11. Violation of the use of nationally standardized helmet for motorcycle driver or passenger - maximum penalty of Rp250,000 or imprisonment of maximum one month.

12. Failure to turn on car’s headlamp at night - maximum penalty of Rp250,000 or imprisonment of maximum one month.

13. Failure to turn on motorcycle’s headlamp during the day - maximum penalty of Rp100,000 or imprisonment of maximum 15 days.

14. Failure to turn on motorcycle’s signals when turning or making a U-turn - maximum penalty of Rp250,000 or imprisonment of maximum one month.

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