MetroMini: Decades of Disregard for Safety

MetroMinis have been around since 1962 and have a long track record of bad maintenance and irresponsible drivers. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa)

By : JG | on 11:20 AM January 22, 2016
Category : Eyewitness, Multimedia, Photos

    Kids playing on top of parked MetroMini busis in Rawa Buaya, West Jakarta. MetroMinis have been around since 1962 and have a long track record of bad maintenance and irresponsible drivers. In the January-November period of 2015, MetroMini buses were involved in at least 62 accidents, data from the Jakarta Transportation Office shows. The Jakarta government is currently trying to implement change. (Antara Photo/ M Ali Wafa) Kids playing on top of parked MetroMini busis in Rawa Buaya, West Jakarta. MetroMinis have been around since 1962 and have a long track record of bad maintenance and irresponsible drivers. In the January-November period of 2015, MetroMini buses were involved in at least 62 accidents, data from the Jakarta Transportation Office shows. The Jakarta government is currently trying to implement change. (Antara Photo/ M Ali Wafa)

MetroMini buses, on the right, stuck in traffic in the Warung Buncit area of South Jakarta. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa) MetroMini buses, on the right, stuck in traffic in the Warung Buncit area of South Jakarta. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa)

MetroMini drivers protesting a decision by the Jakarta government to ground their buses after a deadly accident, in Rawa Buaya, West Jakarta, on Dec. 18. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa) MetroMini drivers protesting a decision by the Jakarta government to ground their buses after a deadly accident, in Rawa Buaya, West Jakarta, on Dec. 18. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa)

Passengers alighting at Melawai in South Jakarta. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa) Passengers alighting at Melawai in South Jakarta. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa)

'Ancient vehicle', the writing reads. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa) 'Ancient vehicle', the writing reads. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa)

'Ancient vehicle', the writing reads. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa) (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa)

A kid playing amid parked buses. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa) A kid playing amid parked buses. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa)

Time for a break. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa) Time for a break. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa)

Jakarta Transportation Office personnel carrying out spot checks of buses. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa) Jakarta Transportation Office personnel carrying out spot checks of buses. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa)

Standards have slipped somewhat over the years. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa) Standards have slipped somewhat over the years. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa)

Ready for inspection. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa) Ready for inspection. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa)

A driver ID. ( Antara Photo/ M Ali Wafa) A driver ID. ( Antara Photo/ M Ali Wafa)

Passenger comfort is not a priority. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa) Passenger comfort is not a priority. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa)

A MetroMini in the Kalideres area of West Jakarta. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa) A MetroMini in the Kalideres area of West Jakarta. (Antara Photo/M. Ali Wafa)


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