TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Traffic Police announced it will begin testing the electronic or e-ticketing system (E-TLE) for motorcycles starting February 1. The trial is expected to run for less than a week.
“The trial test will not take a long time. It will be three to one week. If the system runs well, we will immediately impose it,” said Comr. Fahri Siregar, Jakarta Police Chief of the Law Enforcement and Development Sub-Directorate on Wednesday, January 22.
Fahri explained that the application of E-TLE for two-wheeled vehicles would take place on Jalan Sudirman - Thamrin and Transjakarta corridor 6, namely Ragunan - Dukuh Atas, using the same type of camera currently operating.
"There are 57 (E-TLE cameras) on the Sudirman - Thamrin section, we add two cameras on Transjakarta lanes," Fahri added.
The electronic ticketing cameras will record traffic violations and are only applied for B-plate motorcycles in the meantime.
Jakarta Traffic Police first operated the E-TLE camera on November 1, 2018, by targeting four-wheeled vehicles. As of November 2019, the cameras have captured 54,074 cases of violations.
As many as 25,459 violators have confirmed and paid ticket fines, while the rest 28,615 violaters had their vehicles been blocked. The e-ticketing system was claimed to have trimmed the number of traffic violators by 27 percent.
M JULNIS FIRMANSYAH