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A week ago a video went viral showing a family eating on the shoulder of the Cipali toll road. They seemed to be eating food in front of their car they were traveling in. The video also showed officers on patrol warning them and asking them to take a break in the rest area.
As we know, toll roads are freeway, so it is not surprising that there are a number of rules that must be obeyed by drivers. The rules and prohibitions when driving on toll roads have been included in Peraturan Pemerintah (PP) Republik Indonesia Nomor 15 Tahun 2005 concerning Toll Roads.
A number of rules and prohibitions for toll road users are written in Article 41, including:
- On the Toll Road Traffic Lane
- Traffic lanes are intended for toll road users traffic.
- Right lane is only for vehicles moving faster than vehicles on the left lane.
- No stopping
- It is prohibited to pull / tow / push other vehicles, except for towing / pushing from the toll road operator.
- It is prohibited to take passengers and / or items and / or animals.
- On the Shoulder of the Toll Road
- Used for traffic flow in an emergency.
- Used for vehicles that have an emergency stop.
- It is prohibited to pull / tow / push other vehicles, except for towing / pushing the toll road operator.
- It is prohibited to take or drop off passengers and / or items and / or animals.
- It is prohibited to overtake other vehicles.
There is also another prohibition for toll road users as stipulated in Pasal 42 PP No 15 Tahun 2005 concerning Toll Roads, that it is prohibited to throw away any objects, whether intentional or unintentional, along the toll road.
Launching Kompas.com, Kasubdit Gakkum Ditlantas Polda Metro Jaya Kompol Muhammad Nasir said if a user breaking the rules of toll road shoulders it means they have break Pasal 287 Ayat 1 (UU Nomor 22 Tahun 2009 concerning Traffic and Road Transportation) with a two-month punishment or a fine of Rp 500,000.
Apart from the prohibitions contained in PP No. 15 of 2005 concerning Toll Roads, there are also other regulations that must be obeyed, regarding the prohibition of turning around and the speed limit for vehicles on toll roads.
As reported by Kompas.com on 11 July 2019, according to the Corporate Communication Department Head of PT Jasa Marga Irra Susiyanti, turning around can only be done by toll road operators and not for the public. The risk is also very dangerous because it concerns the safety of all road users. Toll road operators have also placed prohibited turn-around signs at each u-turn access. If toll road users breaking these regulations, they may be subject to a fine of Rp 500,000, in accordance with Pasal 287 UU Nomor 22 Tahun 2009.
Meanwhile, users must also comply with the driving speed regulations on toll roads. This regulation is contained in PP Nomor 79 Tahun 2013 concerning Traffic and Road Transportation Network (LLAJ). This is strengthened by Peraturan Menteri Perhubungan tentang Tata Cara Penetapan Batas Kendaraan pasal 3 ayat 4 Pada pasal 23 ayat 4, which states that the speed limit on toll roads is 60 to 100 kilometers per hour, according to the installed traffic signs. If users breaking it, they will be subjected to a fine of Rp 500,000 in accordance with Pasal 287 UU Nomor 22 Tahun 2009 for breaking traffic signs.