How To Administer A Blue Traffic Ticket? The Meaning, The Differs, and Costs
Currently, official vehicle raids are often carried out to ensure vehicle drivers adhere to traffic regulations. Offenders caught in a vehicle raid will be given blue and red tickets. These two tickets are used by the police to take firm action against drivers violating traffic regulations.
However, many traffic offenders, when given the tickets, still do not bother to argue or ask questions about the difference between the two. This may imply that they don’t know or understand that there is indeed a difference between the blue and red tickets.
What is then, the difference between the red and blue tickets? And how should you manage and pay the fine when it comes to the blue ticket?
The Meaning of Blue Tickets
If a driver gets a blue ticket, it means that they admit their mistake when caught in the vehicle raid operation. In other words, the offender is proven to have violated the regulations and he/she can immediately pay the fine using an e-ticket system.
Suppose someone doesn’t use a seat belt and he admits his mistake. The police give him a blue ticket and he can immediately pay the fine. It is often the case that when someone is in a hurry and was caught offending a regulation, he/she will ask for a blue ticket instead so that the fine can be administered quickly.
The Difference Between Blue and Red Tickets
The red ticket, on the other hand, is a sign that the offenders caught in the vehicle raid operation don’t feel guilty and provide arguments during the ticketing process. This kind of offender will then be given a red ticket, so they can, later on, argue their reasoning during a ticketing trial. The amount of fine that needs to be paid is also determined during the trial.
How To Administer Traffic Tickets
If you get a blue ticket, it’s not difficult to process and pay. The payment process will be carried out using the e-Tilang system. Via the system, you will receive a payment code to pay the fine via ATM or BRI internet banking.
After the ticket payment has been completed, the proof of payment can be used to retrieve the driving license (SIM) or STNK documents that were confiscated at the traffic police office.
However, for a red ticket, the process is unfortunately more complicated. An offender with a red ticket has to attend the ticketing trial first to find out how much the fine costs, only afterward can you pay the fine ticket and retrieve your SIM or STNK document.
Based on Law number 22 of 2009 concerning Road Traffic and Transportation (Lalu Lintas dan Angkutan Jalan or ‘LLAJ’), the nominal fine of the ticket ranges from Rp 250,000 to Rp 1,000,000. The following is a breakdown of fines that must be paid by the violations committed:
- Drivers who don’t have a driver’s license are subject to a maximum fine of Rp 1,000,000 or a maximum fine of imprisonment of 4 months (Article 281).
- Drivers who have a driver’s license but cannot show it to the officer will receive a fine of up to Rp 250,000 or a maximum fine of imprisonment of 1 month (Article 299 paragraph 2).
- Drivers who don’t install a vehicle registration plate are subject to a maximum fine of Rp 500,000 or 2 months in prison (Article 280).
- Drivers who don’t use rearview mirrors, horns, headlights, reverse lights, brake lights, windshields, bumpers, wipers will receive a fine of up to Rp 500,000 or imprisonment of 1 month (Article 285 paragraph 2).
- Drivers who don’t have complete equipment in regards to spare tires, safety triangles, jacks, wheel openers, and first aid equipment in the event of an accident will receive a fine of up to Rp 250,000 or imprisonment of 1 month (Article 278).
- Drivers who are proven to have violated traffic signs are subject to a maximum fine of Rp 500,000 or 2 months imprisonment (Article 287 paragraph 1).
- Drivers who violate the maximum or minimum speed limit rules will receive up to Rp 500,000 fine or 2 months imprisonment (Article 287 paragraph 5).
- Drivers who don’t equip themselves with a Vehicle Number Certificate (Surat Tanda Nomor Kendaraan Bermotor) or Vehicle Trial Certificate (Surat Tanda Coba Kendaraan Bermotor) will be subject to a maximum fine of Rp 500,000 or imprisonment of 2 months (Article 288 paragraph 1).
- Drivers or passengers on the front seat who don't use a safety belt will receive a fine of up to Rp 250,000 or maximum imprisonment of 1 month (Article 289).
- Drivers or passengers without a national standard helmet will receive a fine of up to Rp 250,000 or 1 month in prison (Article 291 paragraph 1).
- Motorcycle drivers without main lights turned on during the day, as referred to Article 107 paragraph 2 shall be subject to a fine of up to Rp 100,000 or 15 days in prison (Article 293 paragraph 2).
- Drivers who make a turn or u-turn without giving a signal will receive a fine of up to Rp 250,000 or a maximum 1 month in prison (article 294).
Those are the ins and outs of how to take care of blue tickets, in case you or someone you know receives it someday. We hope you won’t need to deal with it in the first place, though, so please be careful when driving and always obey the traffic rules!