TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The government has released the Transportation Ministerial Regulation No. 59/2020 concerning the safety of bicycle users. The policy notes the rights, obligations, and prohibitions for cyclists on highways.
The Transportation Ministry’s Director General of Land Transport, Budi Setiyadi, explained there is seven riding equipment that cyclists must have, namely fenders, bells, brake systems, lights, red reflectors, white or yellow wheel reflectors, and pedals.
“When cycling on roads, especially at night, cyclists must turn on the lights and wear clothes and attributes that reflect light,” said Budi on Friday, September 18, 2020.
The bike lights must also be turned on when passing a tunnel or in foggy situations. The installation of fenders, however, is exempted for racing bikes, mountain bikes, and other similar bikes.
In general, Budi Setiyadi explained that the technical requirements for bicycles are classified into two categories; for public and sports purposes.
“For the public interest, it can be used daily by the people. We hope later bicycles can be used by the public to meet their daily needs, such as going to schools, offices, markets, or shopping malls,” said Budi Setiyadi.
FRANCISCA CHRISTY ROSANA