Bali Police Urge Vehicle Rental Providers to Tighten Rental Rules
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Bali Regional Police has urged vehicle rental service providers to tighten the rules for renting out vehicles to tourists.
“We appeal to rental owners, before renting out vehicles to foreign and domestic tourists, to remind them that they must have a driving license and comply with traffic regulations,” Bali Police‘s public relations head Senior Commissioner Stefanus Satake Bayu Setianto said on Wednesday.
According to him, vehicle rental service providers must prioritize traffic security, safety, and order so that road users can feel safe from traffic risks.
This is urgent, considering that recently, there have been many traffic violations and accidents involving foreigners using rented vehicles, he said.
One of the factors behind traffic accidents is that most foreigners are not aware of the existing traffic regulations, while the National Police has implemented electronic traffic law enforcement (ETLE), he added.
The Bali Police has also implemented electronic ticketing by installing ten ETLE cameras in each local police station region.
Therefore, the Bali Police has asked all car and motorcycle rental owners to direct foreign and domestic tourists to comply with the traffic rules, such as wearing a helmet, carrying a driving license, wearing a safety belt, and not using a mobile phone while driving, among others.
“We also ask tourists to always be careful by prioritizing security, safety, order, and smoothness in traffic,” Setianto said.
The Bali Police has also advised rental service providers to prepare local tour guides who know certain routes for tourists wishing to travel long distances to avoid potential accidents and prevent them from getting lost.
“If needed, rental service providers can prepare tour guides to accompany foreigners when driving. This is important because tourists do not really know the roads they drive through when enjoying the beauty of Bali,” Setianto explained.
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