Govt to Prepare Regulation on Online Transportation
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on Saturday (12/1) said that recent development of new innovation must be accompanied by reforms of regulations.
Unfortunately, we have to admit that these innovations are faster to emerge than the regulations themselves the President said during a Gathering with Online Drivers at JI Expo, Kemayoran, Jakarta.
According to the President, this situation does not only occur in Indonesia. It happens in all countries and not only (occurred) in online taxis, he said, adding that to protect all parties, the Government wants a clear legal umbrella on online transportations.
Therefore, last year I ordered Minister of Transportation to immediately prepare regulations, the President said.
On the occasion, President Jokowi also reminded all online drivers to refrain from using mobile phones while driving. Be careful because you have a family. Don’t let carelessness leads to accidents, the President told the drivers.
President Jokowi also admitted to have seen some drivers talking on their phone while carrying passengers. I want you all to be not involved in any accident. We all pray that everyone will go home safely, the President concluded. (RAH/EN)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas