The Riau Islands Police noted that during the five days of testing the Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE), until Monday (26/09/22), they found as many around 66,000 traffic violations in the Batam City area.
The traffic violation data was obtained from three ETLE installation locations in Batam, namely in Raja Isa Street, Ahmad Yani Street, and Brigjen Katamso Street.
"We have found 66,064 traffic violations on the fifth day of the ETLE trial. For today alone, there are 1,242 traffic violations, and it hasn't even been 24 hours," explained the Riau Islands Police's Traffic Director, Commissioner Tri Yulianto, Monday (26/09/22).
Police Commissioner Tri Yulianto said that tens of thousands of violations detected by ETLE's camera, might be because of the driver that violates the law more than once. Violations that are often carried out by the public in plain view, such as not wearing a helmet, not using a seat belt, and disobeying the red lights.
"For now, there has been no fine, we still only warned them because this ETLE is still in trial," said the Intermediate Officer of the Riau Islands Police.
The Traffic Directorate of Riau Islands Police explained that the drivers who violated the traffic law would receive a notification letter, and should confrim it to the Riau Islands Police Directorate.
“The data recorded by the camera will be validated by officers and will be processed until the notification of violations is sent. If the notification letter is ignored within a certain period of time, their Vehicle Registration Certificate will be blocked,” concluded Commissioner Tri Yulianto.