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New Traffic Control System In Bali Is Handing Out Fines To Wrong Drivers

On 24th November, Bali introduced a new traffic management system. Badung Police and the Transportation Department installed a series of Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) devices across Denpasar and Badung Regency. Traffic Police Officers were also given new powers to track traffic violations using their smartphones. The new initiative aims to ensure transparency and fairness …

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Canggu Road Upgrades Confirmed For 2023, Locals Fear It’s Too Little Too Late

Tensions in Canggu are rising as the issue of traffic gets evermore contentious. Tired of sitting in gridlock, local residents have started taking to social media to voice their complaints against the local government in Bali. While the provincial government has responded, some are concerned that any efforts will fall into the category of too …

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Police Launch Digital Traffic Enforcement System In Bali

Police in Bali are launching a new traffic enforcement system in Denpasar and Badung Regency on Thursday, 24th November. The new system uses cameras to track traffic violations digitally and gives traffic cops the power to snap traffic violations on their smartphones. There are eight new Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) devices across the area.  …

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Major Traffic Jams Test Local Driver’s Patience During Bali G20 Summit

Despite officials in Bali confirming that everything would be done to avoid congestion on the roads during the G20, traffic jams are sometimes unavoidable. Traffic came to a complete gridlock on Tuesday evening as the G20 Gala Dinner got underway at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park in Jimbaran.  The gridlock was caused by G20-related …

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Drivers Creating New Shortcuts In Canggu To Avoid Bali Traffic

The Canggu Shortcut has, for many years, been as busy as the main roads. The famous Canggu Shortcut has gone viral on social media too many times to count for being backed up with moped after moped trying to cut through from one side of Canggu to the other. In recent weeks, however, drivers have …

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Bali Governor Asks Public To Stop Complaining About Traffic Jams

Bali Governor Wayan Koster has requested that the public stop complaining about traffic jams on the island. Last week, the provincial leader addressed an audience at the Art Center in Denpasar. His speech was a celebration and review of the 4-year leadership of the Koster-Ace administration.  In his speech, Koster acknowledged that hotel occupancy is …

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Bali Police Target Drivers Wearing Flip Flops Over Safety Concerns

Traffic police in Bali have launched a two-week-long operation to improve awareness of road safety. The operation, launched by Tabanan Regency Police, will run from the 13th of June to the 26th of June and focuses specifically on moped drivers. Over the course of the first 9-days of the campaign, Tabanan Police ticketed 144 people …

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Bali Bans Smoking While Driving To Help Improve Road Safety

Bali is working to improve road safety across the island, as well as improve transportation infrastructure. From building a new toll road to installing electric car charging points ahead of the G20 summit, from awareness campaigns around the dangers of drunk driving to the police’s latest announcement of a ban on smoking while driving.  A …

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Hundreds Of Truck Drivers Conduct Rally Against Traffic Regulations Near Bali Port

Hundreds of truck drivers gathered near Gilimanuk Port on Tuesday (22/2) to rally against the current traffic regulations. A rally was conducted by hundreds of logistic drivers near the Cargo Terminal of Gilimanuk Port, Jembrana on Tuesday morning at 10:00 am, causing road closures and traffic in both Denpasar and Gilimanuk as majority of the …

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Thousands Of Cars Stuck At Bali Port Due To Rally Against Current Traffic Regulations

Thousands of vehicles have been stuck at Gilimanuk Port due to a rally against the current traffic regulations. “People were stuck. They couldn’t get in or out of the island due to the closure,” Sastrawan said on Monday. The rally was initiated by truck drivers, as many of them were unhappy with the traffic policy …

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New Bali Traffic Policy Includes Imprisonment For Parking Cars On Side Roads

Authorities from the Badung police department have stated that people might face imprisonment for illegally parking their cars on the side of public roads. The Head of the Badung Traffic Police Office, AKP Aan Saputra, confirmed that authorities would be more decisive in handling traffic violations in 2022. This is part of their effort to …

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Alleged Drunk Expat Drives Against Bali Traffic Causing Chaos

An alleged drunk expat was caught driving against the flow of traffic in Denpasar, which caused chaos in traffic on Sunday morning (24/10). A video of an expat who allegedly drove his car under the influence on Jalan Thamrin-Hassanudin, Denpasar went viral on social media and received negative reactions from the Bali community. The incident …

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