Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Government is creating a National General Plan for Road Transport Traffic Safety to reduce the number of traffic accidents in the country.

"The general plan includes five pillars, namely road safety management, safe roads, safe vehicles, safe behaviors of road users, and post-accident handling of victims," Acting Head of Traffic Corps of the National Police (Polri) Brigadier General Aan Suhanan stated here Tuesday.

Suhanan explained that this general plan is created on account of the concern over the high rate of traffic accidents in Indonesia, which had reached 134 thousand incidents during the January-November 2023 period.

"This (the figure) is what we recorded. It means it (reflects) the number of (incidents) reported to the police because many (people) did not report to the police because they have resolved it themselves," he remarked.

He further pointed out that the death toll from traffic accidents had surpassed 24 thousand, while around 12 thousand victims had lost their body parts.

Suhanan stated that the traffic corps continued to cooperate with various stakeholders, including Jasa Raharja, a state-owned company tasked with managing insurance for traffic accidents.

"There have been many (forms of) cooperation between Jasa Raharja and the traffic corps, both in the preventive function and social engineering function," he remarked.

He appealed to the community to comply with traffic rules and uphold road safety.

"We must promote that traffic safety is our need. Safety is a basic need," he underlined.

The behavior of complying with traffic rules is essential to be built in the community, considering that traffic accidents can cause adverse effects not only on oneself but also on other people, he added.

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Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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