Illustrative image. (Source: VNA)

Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesian police on November 25 launched an electronic traffic ticketing system called the Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE), a digital-based public service that will enable more transparent law enforcement.

Deputy Chief of the Indonesian Police, Commissioner General Ari Dono said the application of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) would make people change their behavior when driving on the road.

Technology is increasingly sophisticated and changing people’s behavior, especially if many surveillance cameras are installed in all corners of a city, he said.

The official further noted that Indonesia has not been left behind in launching the ELTE, given that Japan has operated a similar system since 2014 by installing surveillance cameras to detect every vehicle. And only in 2018 did they begin trying to use this technology for face detection, he added.

Indonesia is going ahead to apply such system and if there are more “eyes” everywhere, people will be afraid of committing violation, he said.

The Jakarta Regional Police aim to install 81 surveillance cameras in order to implement the ELTE system in 2019. The cameras with the automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology will be installed at 25 intersections in the capital city of Jakarta.

With this technology, it would be easier for the police to detect traffic offender while, at the same time, the image could be used as evidence in court. Only three days after the violation takes place, the ticket will be received by the owner of the vehicle through the Indonesian Post Office services.

The owner has five days to clarify if he has committed the violation and seven days to pay the ticket through several banks before the police revoke the registration number of the vehicle.

According to Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucracy Reform Syafruddin, Indonesia faces a challenge to improve public service in the era of Industry 4.0 and has the target in 2045 to become one of the world’s big five countries advanced in all aspects of life. –VNA