Posted by: baliliving | December 10, 2009

What! There are traffic laws in Bali?

the following is a extract from bali discovery…

In an effort to reduce the carnage on Bali’s roadways, the Bali Traffic Police are requiring that motorcycles travel at all times with their headlights on.

“The stipulation to drive with headlight “on” is based on a recently passed traffic law and provides for Rp. 100,000 (US$10) fines for those failing to engage their light during daytime hours and Rp. 250,000 (US$25) for those guilty of the same offense after dark. Those unable to pay the fine will face jail time.

The Head of Bali’s traffic police, Bambang Sugeng, said that technicians from Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha are prepared to make alterations on their brand of motorcycles that will engage headlights automatically every time the engine of a motorcycles is started.

In order to guarantee the success of this element of the Bali Police’s “Safety riding” program the police are also socializing the new regulation by placing banners in strategic locations around Bali and a declared their intention to issue warnings rather than tickets during their first three months of the program.

Police officials also warn that motorcyclists that fail to display a license plate will be fined Rp. 500,000 (US$50) and those taking to the roadways without bringing their driver’s license can expect a fine of Rp. 1 million (US$100). ”

Just so you know how the boys in blue are going to try and get more of your money!

Mr P.

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  1. What are the rules regarding police pulling you over?, for example, in Mexico, road police cannot by any means fine you on private property, so if i police man was trying to pull me over to fine me and I happen to be driving along a very convenient Shopping Center parking lot, I can drive into the parking lot and they can do nothing to me except bitch to themselves hahaha!….i love driving in Mexico hahahaha

    • Well Mr Rovirosa, ask you little bro! he got pulled over a couple of times. what are you still doing in Mexico? and how did the conference go? which one did you choose in the end? and when are you coming back?


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