Bali police checkpoint finds public is pretty clueless about carrying ID cards

A checkpoint stopping drivers on the main route from Denpasar to SIngaraja revealed what most of us in Bali already know to be true: a sizable chunk of the driving population do not have their papers in order. 

Within two hours of the operation on Tuesday, stopping drivers passing through Tabanan, police caught 28 people without a KTP (ID card), and 24 of which had neither SIM (driver’s license) nor STNK (vehicle registration). 

“This proves that public awareness about the importance of identity cards while traveling is still lacking. This kind of operation is also a lesson, as well as efforts to increase awareness,” Tabanan Police Civil Service Unit Adj. I Wayan Sarba told Tribun Bali

“In this operation we are also cooperating with the police to check the completeness of vehicle paperwork and violators will be netted if they are either not carrying ID cards, driver’s licenses, or vehicle registration. They will be subject to prosecution in Tabanan court,” Tabanan Civil Service Investigator I Wayan Kinten told Tribun Bali on Tuesday. 

Kinten added that police also apprehended stray vendors who were set up in “prohibited” spots, during the operation. 

“Two street vendors were selling in prohibited spots, so they are also subject to sanctions and hearings in court,” Kinten said. 

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