TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Since it was first opened on June 13, 2015, dozens of accidents have taken place on the Cipali Toll road. The most recent accident took place on Monday, July 6, 2015, where a car travelling from Jakarta at hit a truck parked on the road shoulder on high speed.
Oyfar Z.Tamin, an expert for transportation at the Bandung Institute of Technology, stated that main cause of the accidents is the Cipali toll road characteristics, which is mainly consists of long straights, and the profusion of drivers.
Oyfar asserted that to keep drivers aware of the road conditions, the Cipali toll road should have some curves. However, because the toll road has been finished, Oyfar suggested more rest areas to be build on the 116 kilometers-long toll road, along with rumble strips and additonal road markers.