Harianjogja.com, JOGJA — The Online Jogja Driver Association (PPOJ) encourages application providers to limit the number of new online drivers. Until now, the number of online taxi drivers in DIY reaches one thousand people who are members of PPOJ.

PPOJ Chairman Yulianto Dedi explained that the number of online taxi drivers in DIY is currently predicted to be around 1,000 people, but there are 800 people officially incorporated in PPOJ. Based on the organization’s AD / ART, all PPOJ members actually live in DIY.

He did not deny that the abolition of the article about the obligation to have a business entity in online taxis allows the number to continue to grow. That fact will affect the driver’s income because they have to share the number of passengers which is not necessarily proportional to the number of online taxis. So that it encourages application providers to limit the recruitment of new drivers.

“In addition, we encourage the government to make policies that are beneficial to drivers. So far in determining policies, drivers are rarely involved. So we hope that after Permenhub 108 [Permenhub No.108 / 2017 concerning Online Taxis] this rule is revoked to appear in favor of drivers, “He said on Sunday (9/16/2018).

Because of the large number of drivers, on average online drivers rarely reach points to get bonuses. Even in a week only three times can get bonus points, especially on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Especially now that a number of application providers limit the drivers to take passengers. That makes drivers often refuse when they get the fifth customer because there is no guarantee that something will happen on the way. “So we are only limited to four times by the application provider,” he said.

Taxi drivers in each region have different problems so their income varies. In Jogja alone there are currently various types of online taxi drivers starting from rentals, and tour tours that also use the application.

It’s just that for Jogja there are quite a lot of passenger opportunities because it is a tourist city, in addition to requests from students and local residents from outside the city. “We hope there will be communication from all parties, related to the quota number in Jogja and the [passenger] needs,” he said.

As is known, the Supreme Court (MA) has revoked 23 articles in Permenhub 108. As a result, regulations in areas related to online taxis must also adjust.

Head of the Land Transportation Division of the DIY Transportation Agency, Agus Harry Triono, said that the revocation of the legal entity obligation article on Permenhub 108 has the potential to increase the number of online taxis and allow it to be difficult to monitor. As a result when there are passengers who complain it is difficult to find those who are willing to be responsible. Different when it is a legal entity or group, it facilitates monitoring.

“For example, passengers are made uncomfortable, later on they can only bully [the driver] cannot do anything, because they do not belong to the company,” he said.

The Sutiman Taximeter Yogyakarta Taxi Driver Community Management admitted that he had taken various ways so that the aspirations could be accommodated until the Minister of Transportation’s policy was issued, unfortunately it was annulled by the Supreme Court.

The revocation of Permenhub 108 was considered to be very detrimental to the drivers of public transportation, especially the witnessing world. He considered the Supreme Court did not understand the situation and conditions of public transport in the field which were generally law-abiding, ranging from business, tax and other matters.