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 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.
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).
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.
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