Reckless bus drivers make headlines

Many of the city's public transport drivers are minors. (JG Photo/Safir Makki)

Jakarta buses can be a risky mode of transport (photo: Jakarta Globe)

As a follow-up to my previous post about transportation: Jakarta bus drivers made headlines this week. The Jakarta Globe reported that “almost half of Jakarta’s 28,000 public transport drivers are either not in possession of a motor vehicle license or are too young to be behind the wheel.” Because public transport licenses are given to the vehicle owners, who then hire drivers, the city must “raid” vehicles to identify unlicensed or underage drivers.

According to the Globe, Jakarta Transportation Agency head Udar Pristono said that conducting raids would not be effective and that the only way to stop the problem is for bus and angkot (minibus) owners to cooperate and only hire qualified drivers. The agency, he continued, cannot monitor all modes of public transportation.

Read the full story here.

About Katherine

Katherine lived on four different continents before settling in to Washington, D.C., to raise her family. She works at a global think tank during the day and raises twin boys the rest of the time. When she isn't working on a spreadsheet for work, she loves walking in the forest with her family, which invariably involves stomping in puddles and climbing on logs. Though she is less of a world traveler these days, she continues to seek out adventures, from exploring D.C.'s museums and playgrounds to taking road trips to national parks. When it's time to unwind, she can be found snuggling with her husband on the couch. Likes: adventures, sleeping past 7 a.m., being surrounded by forests, the sound of her boys laughing, and locally made ice cream. Dislikes: whining, the patriarchy, and people who judge parents/kids.
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2 Responses to Reckless bus drivers make headlines

  1. few reason I like metro mini
    1. fully modded
    2. candy tone paint, with fully carats red and blue candy
    3. “tukangbakmi” seat (more comfort and more ppl to sitting than recaro seat)
    4. krafty and art custom made dashboard
    5. Drag tires (fully worn out no thread at all 17sec++ 1/4mile on traffic)
    6. Custom Headlight “PETROMAK” ( xenon and hid is so overated)
    7. brake “bloong” (more stopping power and superior than 6 piston brembo)

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