Hundreds Fined for Smoking while Riding Motorbikes



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The new regulation banning motorcyclist to smoke while driving has only been in effect for less than a month. But hundreds of bikers had been ticketed for violating.

    In total, there have been more than 600 cases of smoking while biking.

    "We have recorded 652 violations," Jakarta Metro Police Traffic division chief Comr. Muhammad Nasir said on the police website.

    The rule was applied on March 11 this year, issued by the Transportation Ministry as Regulation no.12/2019 on motorcycle safety for public protection.

    "The people who violated are being fined Rp750,000 each. They can pay through court or via Bank BRI," Nasir said.

    Khairul Imam Ghozali