JAKARTA, KRJOGJA.com – The Government and the House of Representatives (DPR) are expected to see the issue of application-based transportation (Ride-hailing) comprehensively by prioritizing the mandate of Law No. 22 of 2009 concerning Road Traffic and Transportation (UU LLAJ) rather than thinking revision of the regulation.
“If observed, what is needed now is not a revision, but the implementation of all the mandate of the Law on LLAJ that has not been implemented, both concerning the matter of developing public transport that is safe, secure, affordable, and timely; motorized and pedestrian, “said Chairman of the Institute for Transportation Studies (Instran) Darmaningtyas in Jakarta, Tuesday (04/24/2018).
According to him, UU LLAJ has the spirit to support the development of public transport that is safe, secure, comfortable and affordable. “Unfortunately, many of the mandates of Law LLAJ have not been implemented, even though they are nine years old. In the field, we can see the condition of public transportation in rural and urban areas throughout the near-defunct land. Only in some cities and regions are buses small (angkot) or still surviving and able to support the driver, “he regretted.
He added, currently there is no visible strategy for saving public transportation in all regions of the country. In fact, it is very necessary to reduce the dependence on the use of private vehicles, especially motorbikes. The program for the development of mass public transportation carried out by the Ministry of Transportation is still physical in nature, with bus distribution only, not yet accompanied by technical and institutional assistance so that regions can operate the vehicles.
“If only because there is technology, we will continue to revise the Law, it can drain energy because the changes are very fast. Actually, philosophy is already in Law LLAJ, just submit the technical matter in the form of Ministerial Regulation (Candy). 108/2017 concerning the Implementation of People’s Transportation with Non-Route Public Vehicles, considering online taxis or in PM No. 108/2017 are called Special Rental Services (ASK) that are not new modes that have legal consequences that require separate arrangements, but only systems get only passengers, “he explained.
The same thing for ojol online does not need to change the law. By law, the position of the ojol is the same as a motorcycle taxi (opang), both of which use motorbikes as their means of transportation. The existence of motorcycle taxis in cities in Indonesia has been more than 40 years. During the LLAJ Bill discussion, motorbike motorcycle taxi status was discussed, but all (legislative and executive) agreed that UU LLAJ did not regulate the existence of motorbike motorbikes for safety reasons.
Korlantas data noted that an average of 85 people per day died from traffic accidents. And of that amount, 72% (55.5 people) involved motorbikes. This means that motorbikes are not a safe mode of transportation, on the contrary being the biggest (street) killing machine in Indonesia, defeating drugs that kill an average of 50 people per day.
“So, it is not fair when they are still motorbike taxi drivers (opang), their voices are not heard, but after becoming ojol, behind them is the support of big capital (which is owned by the applicator), then it will be legalized to become public transportation,” he said.