More than 16,000 motorists have received warnings for violations during Jakarta's one-month trial of the odd-even license plate scheme, which ended this week. (Antara Photo/M Ali Wafa)

Over 16,000 Motorists Received Warnings During Jakarta Traffic Rationing Trial

BY :ALIN ALMANAR

AUGUST 27, 2016

Jakarta. More than 16,000 motorists have received warnings for violations during Jakarta's one-month trial of the odd-even license plate scheme, which ended this week.

The new policy requires private cars with license plates ending in even or odd numbers to take turns on alternate days to enter Jakarta's main roads during rush hour.

The trial was conducted on Jalan Jend. Sudirman, Jalan M.H. Thamrin and Jalan Gatot Subroto between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily from Mondays to Fridays.

"We have issued warnings to 16,086 motorists between July 27 and Aug. 26 for violating the policy," Jakarta Police traffic enforcement subunit head Adj. Sr. Comr. Budiyanto said in a statement on Saturday (27/08).

The traffic rationing scheme will be implemented on Aug. 30, when motorists failing to abide by the rules will be liable for fines.

Transgressors could faceĀ fines of Rp 500,000 ($37) or up to two months in prison, as stipulated by the 2009 Law on Traffic and Land Transportation.

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