Raids Continue, This is a Request from Local Exhaust Industry Players

DAPURPACU – Noisy exhaust raids, aka racing exhausts installed on motorbikes, continue to be intensively carried out by the police for the convenience of other road users.

Control is not only carried out in all areas of the capital city of Jakarta. Even other regions also apply Article 285 of Law No. 22 of 2009 concerning Road Traffic and Transportation. The regulations contain:

“Everyone who drives a motorcycle on the road that does not meet the technical and road-worthy requirements, which includes rearview mirrors, horns, headlights, brake lights, directional lights, reflectors, speed gauges, exhausts, and tire tread depths as referred to in paragraph (1) in Article 106 paragraph (3) in conjunction with Article 48 paragraph (2) and paragraph (3) shall be sentenced to a maximum imprisonment of 1 (one) month or a maximum fine of Rp. 250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand rupiahs).

“The National Police are taking action against motorists who use noisy exhausts in the Senayan Roundabout area,” tweeted one of the posts from the TMC Polda Metro Jaya, last Sunday (14/3).

Various actions of racing exhaust raids are listed throughout all media of the Indonesian National Police. This condition led to reactions from various parties, especially from related industry players.

One of them came from the SMEs of local concoction exhaust in the Bandung area, West Java. Wisnu, Marketing Communication for the well-known exhaust product from Bandung, said that as SMEs, his party will continue to follow the regulations set by the Government.

“In essence, we as the exhaust industry players always follow the regulations set by the government,” said Wisnu, during a casual chat with kitchenpacu,id some time ago.

“If the regulation is not troublesome, in the sense of the people who depend on the business. Many of these business actors are wholly dependent on these businesses,” he added.

The regulation, which he said was still ‘grey’, made its sales performance a little slack compared to before. Consumers began to think long to buy and install it on their favorite motorcycle.

According to him, if there are regulations issued there must be a solution. In a sense, continued Wisnu, the aftermarket exhaust business actor will continue to run and the unemployment rate will not increase, especially during this pandemic.

As is known, the rules regarding noise from aftermarket exhaust have been regulated in the Minister of Environment Regulation No. 7 of 2009.

In it, it is still grouped that there is a noise level threshold based on the engine cylinder capacity, namely:
1. Motorcycles with engines up to 80 cc noise threshold 77 dB
2. Motorcycles with 80-175 cc engine noise threshold 80 dB
3. Motorcycles with engines above 175 cc, the noise threshold is 83 dB.

“We consider this threshold number to be ambiguous, whether it is based on the condition of the engine idling or when the gas grip is twisted or at what rpm,” said Wisnu.

He further explained that if the 80 decibel threshold refers to the engine speed (rpm), he believes the standard exhaust will exceed the sound.

“The standard version of the exhaust alone will ‘shout’ more than 80 decibels if the rpm is high. So in my opinion, the benchmark (80 dB) refers to the idle position,” he added.

This regulation is enforced referring to the physical exhaust directly. This means that if the motorcycle owner does not use the standard manufacturer’s components, it will be automatically ticketed.

This is the most opposed by motorcycle owners, including local exhaust industry players. In fact, Wisnu claims that the exhaust mix he produces is of high quality using the Japanese technology he carries.

That’s why Vishnu really demanded a solution with these conditions. Because after all, many people who depend on this business hope that it will continue.

“There will be no more unemployment, and we hope that this SME business will continue to meet the needs of riders in Indonesia,” concluded Wisnu. [dp/MTH]

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