Police: Emissions Test Ticketing is Last Resort
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Traffic Director of the Jakarta Metro Police Commissioner Latif Usman stated that his institution will resume law enforcement against vehicles failing the emissions test. "We are cooperating with the Jakarta Environmental Office to educate the public," he said in a written statement on Wednesday, September 27, 2023.
According to Latif, the free emissions test is a form of education in an educative-repressive approach. Meanwhile, emissions test ticketing is a last resort option.
Police have also cooperated with the environmental office to prepare hundreds of workshops to conduct free emissions tests. "This is our initial step to conduct emissions tests supported by various parties. This will resume in the future as part of the education phase of the law enforcement," he said.
Head of Jakarta Environmental Office Asep Kuswanto expressed his appreciation to the police for their cooperation in managing air pollution in Jakarta by enforcing the law against vehicles failing emissions tests.
"Hopefully, the synergy with the metro police will increase Jakarta residents' participation in the emissions test," Asep said.
According to Latif, the environmental office already possesses adequate infrastructure to proceed with emissions tests and educate the public on the necessity of emissions tests to improve air quality in Jakarta.
"The provincial government of Jakarta is ready to synergize with the police concerning the educative-repressive approach against vehicles failing the emissions tests," he concluded.
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