Don’t drink and drive, Badung Police says amid foreigner road deaths

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Police mentioned no less than 5 international nationals died in a site visitors accident in Canggu, North Kuta up to now six months, prompting the Badung Police to boost consciousness on protected driving, stressing the significance of not consuming alcohol previous to hitting the highway.

Badung Police Chief Leo Dedy Defretes mentioned yesterday that basic reckless driving was the principle trigger behind site visitors incidents within the space. Whereas the particular nature of the incidents weren’t specified, he mentioned police have hoisted banners at 5 spots in Canggu in each English and Indonesian to warn folks concerning the risks of driving beneath the affect.

“We additionally already put up indicators forbidding driving whereas inebriated for foreigners. If [we] discover violations, we are going to take agency and measured actions,” he mentioned.

The indicators in Canggu additionally embody warnings for motorists to be aware of their belongings whereas driving to keep away from highway muggings.

In Canggu, the Island of Gods’ present hotspot for influencers and digital nomads, motorists ignoring primary driving guidelines reminiscent of sporting helmets is a standard sight. However whereas the Badung Police made particular point out of foreigner deaths on the highway, it goes with out saying that foreigners aren’t the one ones committing highway violations (together with DUIs), and that everybody should be cautious when driving.

Current lethal site visitors incidents are certainly a trigger for concern. Final weekend, a web based bike taxi driver and his passenger, a foreigner, died in a crash in Tibubeneng close to Canggu.

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