Jakarta Police to hold road safety operation 2019

Jakarta Police to hold road safety operation 2019

Jakarta Police Chief Insp. Gen Gatot Eddy Pramono in a ceremony marking the start of the road safety operation in Jakarta on Monday (29/4/2019). (Jakarta Police)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta Police will organize the 2019 road safety operation for 14 days, starting from Monday, to improve road traffic discipline and reduce the number of accidents in the capital.

"During the safety operation, we will educate the community about traffic and road safety," Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Gatot Edi said in Jakarta on Monday.

"We also aim to reduce the number of violations and cut down the rate of accidents," he added.

The operation urges people to obey the laws even when the police are not around. As many as 2,771 officers will be deployed during the operation.

"There were seven traffic violations that will be regulated, including using a telephone while driving, not wearing a seat belt and the national standard helmet," the Jakarta Police chief said.

Furthermore, violations against traffic flow, driving vehicles under the influence of alcohol and drugs, underage driving, and driving vehicles at a high speed would also be reviewed.