Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Polda Metro Jaya today started conducting raids on motorized vehicles to take emission tests. Vehicles that do not follow or do not pass the emission test will be subject to fines which will adjust to the applicable standard procedures.
“Of course this operation is under our supervision, for this reason middle officers have been prepared in each of their activities to oversee the points of carrying out raid activities,” said Deputy Director of Traffic of Polda Metro Jaya AKBP Doni Hermawan as written Friday (1/8/2023).
Based on Law Number 22 of 2009 concerning Road Traffic and Transportation, articles 285 and 286, motorists who have not carried out an emission test and do not pass it but still use their vehicle will be fined IDR 250,000 for motorcycles and IDR 500,000 for cars.
To quote Indonesian CNN, Doni said that before the ticket sanction took effect, his party had already socialized it to the public so that they would immediately carry out a vehicle emission test. That way there is no reason for the community to reject the fine.
Photo: Officers conduct a motor vehicle emission test during the Grand Emission Test (UAE) event at the North Parking Lot of Ragunan Wildlife Park, Jakarta, Monday (5/6/2023). (CNBC Indonesia/Faisal Rahman)
Officers conduct a motorized vehicle emission test during the Grand Emission Test (UAE) event at the North Parking Lot of Ragunan Wildlife Park, Jakarta, Monday (5/6/2023). (CNBC Indonesia/Faisal Rahman)
“Of course it has been socialized for several days. The public also knows that all that remains is to make sure whether their vehicle has passed the emission test or not,” he said.
Doni added that for vehicle owners who are over three years old, they don’t need to worry as long as the vehicle is regularly maintained. That way the vehicle will have the opportunity to pass the emission test so as to avoid potential fines.
Meanwhile, the DKI Jakarta Province Environment Agency (DLH) revealed that only 5% of vehicles have conducted emission tests out of a total of 21 million vehicle units.
“So far the level of citizen participation and awareness of the emission test is only around 5%,” said Deputy Head of the DKI Jakarta Environment Service, Sarjoko.
Sarjoko said emissions from motorized vehicles were a source of air pollution. He asked residents to take emission tests in order to reduce Jakarta’s air pollution.
“The number of motorized vehicles on DKI Jakarta roads is more than 21 million and 17 million of them are vehicles other than passenger cars,” he added.