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Police Launch Digital Traffic Enforcement System In Bali

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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. 

Traffic Camera Watches Over Empty Road

The Badung Police Chief, AKBP Leo Dedy Defrestes, confirmed the new system to the police earlier this week. He explained that there is a period of grace whereby traffic officers will issue digital and in-person warnings rather than fines. However, he did not specify when this grace period would end. He said, “So we will give warnings to motorists who violate. So we won’t find all of them”. He noted that the new system is designed to reduce the number of traffic violations and accidents in Badung Regency. 

He continued to explain, “We want the number of violations to go down, even though no firm action has been taken yet. But we hope that the implementation of ETLE will make the public aware of orderly administration and traffic signs”. 

Traffic Police Officer Stops Two Young Men Driving A Moped

AKBP Defrestes said, “Most violations include failing to wear a seatbelt, texting while driving, and smoking cigarettes while driving.” Other violations include wearing flip-flops while driving a moped and not wearing a helmet. In June 2022, traffic police in Tabanan Regency ran a targeted campaign to alert moped drivers to the dangers of driving in flip-flops.

Over the duration of a 9-day campaign, Tabanan Police issued traffic violation tickets to 144 people for not complying with traffic law. Reasons ranged from not wearing a helmet to carrying more than one passenger on a moped. Many were ticketed for speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol. Even more were pulled over because they were driving while wearing flip-flops. A further 488 people were issued with verbal warnings throughout the campaign. 

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Drivers Wait At Traffic Lights In Bali

The Head of Badung Police HQ, Iptu Ni Putu Meipin Ekayanti, said that there are eight cameras installed far, with more to come. He said, “Yes, the Badung Police will immediately implement electronic ticketing. It’s just that at this time, the devices are still being installed at several [other] points”. 

Traffic Police Officer Checks The ID Of A Driver In Bali.

Bali’s upgrade to the traffic management and fining system comes from the highest order. The National Police Chief, General Police Listyo Sigit Prabowo, ordered his staff in the traffic police across the country to stop issuing fines manually. The orders were signed off by the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, on the 14th of October, 2022.

The National Police Chief emphasized that all traffic violations must be prosecuted through electronic ticketing or electronic traffic law enforcement (ETLE), both static cameras and traffic cop’s smartphone evidence. 

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According to information shared by Bali Police, the new ELTE camera locations are dotted around Denpasar and Badung Regency as follows:

  1. Jalan Teuku Umar – Jalan Imam Bonjol
  2. Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai – Jalan Pulau Serangan Sanur (In front of SPBU SIPM Serangan)
  3. Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, before the Krishna Gift Shop (Krishna Oleh Oleh)
  4. Jalan Aiport Nurah Rai – Jalan Raya Tuban Kuta (SIMP Tuban)
  5. Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, Benoa, Kuta Selatan (West of the Pertamina gas station)
  6. Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, Benoa, Kutsel (East of the Pertamina gas station).
  7. Simpang Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai-Jalan Kampus Unud. 
  8. Base Ops Lanud Ngurah Rai
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Temporary changes to traffic flow in the Nusa Dua area have not finished after the G20 Summit. Though the area is prone to congestion at peak times, the route from the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport to the Nusa Dua resort area is back to normal. 

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The traffic flow along Jalan Pantai Kuta may experience more congestion than usual in the next few weeks. Construction teams have begun renovations to widen the sidewalk from Kuta Beach Gate down to Legian Beach to help improve safety for pedestrians. 

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Mel

Saturday 26th of November 2022

What about the poor natives who have only a moped (violation of carrying more yhan one passenger) ?!

Exp

Saturday 26th of November 2022

This may complicate car/motorbike rental as it will take some time for the fine to be submitted to vehicle owner (rental company). By then the renter is long gone. In other countries you have to leave your cc details, but who want to do that to a tiny sidewalk outfit??

Wayan Bo

Saturday 26th of November 2022

With face recognition!?

Neil gill

Friday 25th of November 2022

They would be the busiest devices in the whole of Bali as long as infringement money goes, straight to the government for inferstruction such as making roads better and cleaning up as it does in other countries, make the income from these infringement notices does not just disappear as fund do in many other cases. Time for good income and slow down the lunatics in vehicles