Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Here I Come, Ready of Not
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Here I Come, Ready of Not

Bali's Plague of Child Drivers: Two More Lives Lost


Bali News: Here I Come, Ready of Not
Click Image to Enlarge

(2/8/2014)

Another under aged driver on Bali's roads has ended with the predictable result of two dead and five injured.

The latest tragic installment of the continuing saga of "Children Behind the Wheel" took place on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 when a Honda New CRV driven by a 15-year-old schoolgirl collided with three motorcycles and a public transport van on Jalan Raya Lulkluk in Mengwi at 6:30 a.m. The accident left two motorcyclists dead and four people with severe injuries, including a one-year old infant.

Police say that 15-year-old junior high school girls, identified only by the initials of RNW, was traveling southbound through Mengwi on her way to her school at Jalan Tegal Jaya in Dalung, North Kuta. According to police, her 35-year-old personal driver was sitting next to the schoolgirl who reportedly demanded she be allowed to drive.

Traveling at a high rate of speed, RNW attempted to pass two motorcyclists. Eyewitnesses say the car began to swerve uncontrollably before it struck a total of three motorcycles and the front of an oncoming public transport van. Such was the force of the impact the car driven by the girl, the the front section of her car so badly damaged that it was no longer possible to drive. 

Dead were the drivers of two of the motorcycles, Wayan Evan Saputra (22) of Mengwi and Manap (46) resident in Denpasar but from Lumajang, East Java. Injured were Manap's wife Nur Lila (40); her 14-month-old child Nasilatul Mofiroh; I Putu Yoga Muliartatha (18) from Mengwi who was driving a third motorcycle; Ni Made Merta (14) the sister of Yoga and his passenger; and I Wayan Firga (46) the driver of the public transport van.

The under aged driver RNW was questioned by police while still wearing her junior high school uniform. The girl's parents, I Made Puja Astawa and Ni Nyoman Darmini, accompanied their daughter during police questioning.

The child's Father told reporters from NusaBali, "This is a a tragedy."

The legal age to become a licensed driver in Indonesia is 17-years.

Preliminary reports from the police suggest the 15-year-old-girl could be charged with crimes punishable by up to 6 years in prison.

(Image Credit: DenPost)

Related Articles

Fractured Adolescents

An End to Kidding Around in Bali 

Death in Tandem

Neglect: The Worst Form of Child Abuse

When Parents and Police Fail Bali's Children

Unlicensed to Kill

Children as Roadkill

Kids Behind the Wheel

Spare the Hot Rod; Save the Child

Editorial: The Parent Trap
 


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Harambee, Buana! Harambee!
Hat-trick Win for Kenyan Kennedy Kiproo Lilan on His 3rd Win of BII Maybank Bali Marathon
(9/14/2014)
Holiday of No Return
Suicide Suspected in Death of 31-Year-Old Australian at a Kuta Hotel
(9/13/2014)
Roller Coaster Effect
Bali Hindu Support a Mass Transit Rail System that Honors Local Sensitivities
(9/13/2014)
Climb Every Other Mountain
Bali's Mount Agung Closed to Hikers Until November 21, 2014
(9/13/2014)
We Have a Search Warrant!
Prosecutors Raid Bali Airport Offices Seeking Evidence in Ongoing Corruption Investigation
(9/12/2014)
Bali & Beyond Travel Fair 2015
2nd Bali and Beyond Travel Fair Returns to Bali June 10-14, 2015
(9/12/2014)
Have Lunch with Bali's Best Chefs
Bali Culinary Professionals September Lunch - a Bavarian Affair at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel on Saturday, September 27, 2014
(9/12/2014)
Thai-Style Hospitality Comes to Bali
Centara Hotel and Resorts Opens 14-Villa Property at Nusa Dua, Bali
(9/12/2014)
Service Included
Airport Service Charge to be Included in Cost of Domestic Tickets Traveling form Bali's Airport
(9/12/2014)
Waldorf . . . .Make it a Double
Bali to Be Home to Two Waldorf Astorias
(9/12/2014)
Monumental Exports
29.09% drop in Exported Wooden Statues from Bali in January-July 2014
(9/12/2014)
TV Dinners
CNNgo Names Six 'Must Eat' Dishes for a Balinese Holiday
(9/13/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents