Jakarta’s advanced ETLE system projected to curb traffic accidents

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) e-ticketing system, applied in Jakarta since early July, is expected to bring about a 40 percent reduction in traffic accidents that claim 500 lives annually, a police officer stated.

"We are upbeat about this ETLE e-ticketing system being able to reduce the number of traffic accidents in Jakarta recorded at around five thousand annually," Jakarta Metropolitan Police Chief Inspector General Gatot Eddy Pramono remarked here on Friday.

The capital city has continued to witness a steady rise in the number of traffic accidents, and this ETLE e-ticketing system is expected to help reduce them, he noted.

The Jakarta Metropolitan Police's Traffic Directorate has, until now, installed 12 cameras of the ETLE e-ticketing system. The police's Traffic Management Center noted that the cameras were able to capture at least 1,134 traffic violators within nine days of this system being implemented.

Traffic violators mostly constituted car drivers, who had breached the odd-even license plate traffic policy and did not wear seat belts while driving, the Jakarta Metropolitan Police's Traffic Management Center noted on its official Twitter account on July 9, 2019.

The cameras of this ELTE e-ticketing technology are able to capture vehicular users bending the law, such as by violating the odd-even and speeding policies, failing to wear seat belt, and using mobile phones while driving.

These cameras have, so far, been installed at 10 strategic areas in Jakarta, including the Sudirman-MH Thamrin Roads. The Jakarta provincial government and police plan to increase the existing number of installed cameras to 81 until September or October 2019.

With the increased number of cameras, personnel of the Traffic Directorate of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police are able to obtain comprehensive information of the vehicles and violations committed by car drivers.

In several big cities of developing and developed nations, it is common sight for residents and visitors to see cameras installed to catch traffic violators.

In Singapore, for instance, the road traffic offences are governed by the Road Traffic Act (RTA), according to Singapore's Legal Advice.

According to "singaporelegaladvice.com," road traffic offences commonly found in the city state are "exceeding the speed limit", "use of mobile phone while driving", and "driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs".

In the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), the Australian Federal Police (AFP) revealed on its official website that those caught committing traffic offences, such as speeding, unregistered vehicles, and negligent driving, would receive Traffic Infringement Notices.

"Penalty amounts for Traffic Infringement Notices are set by the ACT Government," the AFP revealed.

The traffic violators are then required to pay fines through several options, such as online payment through the ACT Government's Road Transport Authority (RTA) website; paying at any post office; and Bpay.

Source: ANTARA News

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