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Video Of Expat Confronting Bali Officer After Violating Health Protocols

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A video of a female expat confronting a police officer after violating multiple rules has gone viral on social media. The Russian national was noticed by traffic police as she was riding her motorbike without a helmet or facemask on public roads.

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After being asked to pull over, the expat (initials VC) blocked the road on her Yamaha N-Max to confront an officer at the intersection of Jalan Teuku Umar and Jalan Imam Bonjol, in Denpasar on Friday (19/2).

The Head of Denpasar Traffic Officer, Kompol Taufan Rizaldi confirmed the incident.

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As seen in the video, VC decided to confront the officer rather than comply with his instructions to follow him to the side of the road after she violated both traffic rules and prevention protocols at once.

“Our officer pulled her over because she wasn’t wearing a safety helmet or face mask while riding a motorbike on the public road,” Rizaldi said on Friday evening (19/2). 

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The woman began to argue and blocked the traffic with her motorbike. However, she soon complied with the officer.

“She finally admitted that she was wrong and the officer gave her a ticket as a consequence,” Rizaldi concluded.

He explained that police officers will enforce the rules to both locals and expats and will penalize them in accordance with the Indonesian constitution.

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Wednesday 24th of February 2021

I too was a bit reluctant to wear a mask on the motorbike and even I doubt it’s helping anyone I’m wearing it 99% of the time. However I would never behave like that towards a cop if he gave me some instructions. For some reason it’s so easy to spot a russian women by that smug arrogant face and of course botox lips and fake b**bs. I’d just kick all of them out!


Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

That's how it should be. I'm tired by this kind of behavior, when I'm in Bali, I'am a bule of course, but I do respect rules because this is how Society works, why is is it so difficult for some to get? I noticed that Bali policemen are way to nice! no way she would do that in her country. Bottom line: STFU,wear your helmet,your mask, follow the guidance, that's what balinese are asked to do for months, Bali doens't want to see all the efforts made so far, ruined by selfish people. Btw, perhaps this policeman saved her life twice


Monday 22nd of February 2021

Why penalizing the locals as much as the expats? Most of expats have money and are not affected by the crisis! Expats should respect their hosts, and not complying should be fined Rp2jt and expelled from Bali if they are caught a second time.. Police should check Kerobokan and Canggu areas!


Wednesday 24th of February 2021

@Eric, Rp2Jt is way too low, let's say 20Jt,which will make them to reconsider staying longer in a place they don't belong to IMO, money that should be given to balinese, trying to survive almost in silence. And if caught twice for the same "mistake": deportation, which is much better than a single day at Kerobokan prison.

Christine Bagnall

Monday 22nd of February 2021

Sorry to hear about the ex pat telling off the Police. She obviously has no respect for Bali law. Glad to hear that helmuts are compulsory now. For children on bikes as well? Hope so.


Wednesday 24th of February 2021

@Christine Bagnall, sad indeed,.. Helmet in Bali is literally the thin string that could keeps you alive while driving in Bali traffic,knowing how much people seriously injured, or even dying every years on Bali roads. Years after years I noticed that rules are much more enforced (for locals and others) which is a good thing.


Monday 22nd of February 2021

Deport all Russian cockroaches!!