The Bali traffic police, in cooperation with the provincial government and the State insurance group (Jasahardja), will introduce on-line payment of vehicle registration commencing in January 2011.
The Director of the Bali traffic police, Syauqie Achmad, told Beritabali.com that the new on-line system will make service to the public more efficient with officials targeting an initial total time of only 20 minutes for the payments and registration of a vehicle's road tax certificate (STNK), aiming to reduce that further to just 15 minutes a few months after the on-line system is introduced.
The police also have plans to establish a Traffic Accident Center (TAT) in four areas of Bali: Jembrana, Tabanan, Denpasar and Gianyar. Each Traffic Accident Center will be staffed by a medical team and equipped with CCTV system to continually monitor local traffic conditions.
Bali will also introduce a Regional Traffic Management Center (RTMC) located at Police Headquarters in Denpasar. The RTMC office will collate data on vehicles, traffic and accident. Plans are for the center to provide instant response to traffic accidents in order to further analyze the cause of accident and propose solutions.
With the establishment of the TAT and RTMC the Bali traffic police are taking bold steps to modernize traffic management on the island. A police spokesman said that the traffic police would soon also have the following:
ē A twitter identity.
ē A Facebook page.
ē An SMS gateway (Dial 3477) in order to instantly determine if the police numbers shown on a plate match the legal identity of a registered vehicle.
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