Toll Road Regulations That Must Be Obeyed, Safe Travel

Jakarta, IDN Times – Highway helps many people to get to their destination faster. Not only for within the city, toll roads also help for those of you who want to travel outside the city.

But there are some toll road regulations that you must obey while driving, of course this is related to your safety as well as your comfort.

1. Speed ​​limit for driving on the highway

Toll Road Regulations That Must Be Obeyed, For Safer

Toll road regulations the first is about driving speed. When driving on the toll road, there is a minimum speed limit that you should know. To drive on an inner city toll road, the minimum speed is 60 km/hour and the maximum speed is 80 km/hour.

Now, for driving on highways outside the city, the minimum speed limit is the same, namely 60 km/hour, while the maximum speed limit is different, namely 100 km/hour.

Read also: This is the reason motorcycles cannot enter toll roads

2. Toll road shoulder function

Toll Road Regulations That Must Be Obeyed, For Safer TravelIDN Times/ Helmi Shemi

Currently, the shoulder of the toll road is often used as a lane to overtake other vehicles from the left. Whereas the main function of the toll road shoulder is to anticipate emergency situations, as stated in Government Regulation Number 15 of 2005 concerning Toll Roads.

In Article 6 paragraph 1 (f) it is written, the width of the outer shoulder of the road must be able to be used as a temporary traffic lane in an emergency. Then in Article 41 paragraph 2, there are five functions of the toll road shoulder:

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  • used for traffic flow in an emergency
  • intended for vehicles that stop emergency
  • not used for towing/towing/pushing vehicles;
  • not used for the purpose of raising or lowering passengers and/or goods and/or animals;
  • not used to overtake the vehicle.

3. Know the function of lanes on toll roads

Toll Road Regulations That Must Be Obeyed, For Safer TravelA number of vehicles cross the inner city toll road in Jakarta, Wednesday (9/2/2022). (BETWEEN PHOTOS/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

Toll road regulations the next one is about the lane inside the toll road. Toll roads generally have 4 different lanes, starting from the shoulder of the road previously discussed then the left lane, right lane and shoulder/inner lane. This left lane is for vehicles that are moving slowly according to the constant speed limit. Usually this lane is also used for large vehicles such as buses and trucks.

Next is the right lane, which is designated for vehicles that are going faster or is used to overtake vehicles on the left. That’s why on toll roads you can often see a sign that reads ‘Right lane is for overtaking only’.

So if you are driving with the minimum speed limit on the toll road, you should use the left lane. And vice versa, because if you don’t follow this rule, there is a risk of an accident.

4. Take advantage of the rest area facilities

Toll Road Regulations That Must Be Obeyed, For Safer TravelIllustration of rest area. Special Documents

When driving on the toll road, you should not stop carelessly. You should stop at a special place available on the toll road, namely the rest area. As the name implies, the rest area is a place to rest for a while when you are on a trip.

Usually in this rest area there are several facilities, such as toilets, gas stations, places to eat, car washes, prayer rooms, and others.

Also Read: Complete List of Trans Sumatra Toll Rest Areas