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

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Authorities from the Badung police department have stated that people might face imprisonment for illegally parking their cars on the side of public roads.

Bali empty road

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 enforce traffic regulations that have been openly violated by Bali residents.

Penalties such as fines and imprisonment will be strictly implemented in the near future.

Bali traffic police

Saputra explained that this policy was initiated to remind people about the importance of traffic awareness. It is also an attempt to reduce the amount of traffic accidents in the Badung region.

“We need to start respecting other public road users, as this facility belongs to everybody. I also urge people to stop violating the rules to avoid road accidents,” AKP Saputra said Tuesday (4/1).

Bali traffic

Saputra also plans to create banners and install them in areas to avoid congestion caused by illegal parking.

“We will start installing banners to emphasize this policy, especially in areas where congestion is common,” AKP Saputra concluded. Apart from the main road, he admitted that violations also occur in housing complexes where people don’t have pre-prepared private parking.

Car road parking

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Pak Shorty

Saturday 8th of January 2022

Wouldn't removing and impounding them be more effective?

Emil Wyss

Friday 7th of January 2022

Walking on the side walks of Kuta is indeed an unpleasant experience (before Covid); too narrow, slippery during rain, uneven and a torture for families with strollers, noisy and airpolluted from relentless car/motorbike traffic and without safe crossings, motorbikes driving on side walk, cars parking on side walk, aggressive hookers offering their 5 USD massages...

At the present Covid time, the situation is better but very sad to see too many buildings rotting away and no meaningfull efforts made to clean beaches, uplift infrastructure, and instill a sense of common responsibility. After all, customers have a choice and in particular higher and middle class visitors think twice before coming back.

I visited Bali over 20 times in the last 20 years incl. 3 times during the present Covid time (retiree visa) and collect every day a bag of trash and broken glass during my brach walks...

Friendlyness, amazing culture, and delicious food alone are not enough to bring the wellpaying segment of visitors back to this unique and from mass tourism too negatively affected island.

John Johnson

Friday 7th of January 2022

Maybe start by marking the parking spaces where possible: instead of two, "split" the street in three lanes - 2 for driving and 1 for parking. In Sanur, forget about that silly bicycle lane along Jl Tamblingan, it's serves no purpose, and instead mark the parking lane on the entire length of the street.

Maureen Muntz

Thursday 6th of January 2022

What a joke, more money racket when are thay going to feed there peaple shame on you bali disgusting


Thursday 6th of January 2022

Until now I didn't even know that there are also traffic rules in Bali. Up to now I thought it was completely normal that motorcycles are allowed to drive on sidewalks, that you can drive in spite of the red light, that you basically cut corners, have to overtake on the mountain and yourself Above all, he has to behave inconsiderately towards the few pedestrians, to name just a few of the rudeness. So it is not surprising that according to the WHO, Indonesia ranks 5th among road victims worldwide (out of 175 countries). So far, I have only seen police officers checking my driver's license foreign motorcyclists appeared, in which different amounts of money were then promoted as a penalty for lack of a driving license, of course without a receipt.