Plastic insulation that is a barrier between motorists and online motorcycle taxi riders (ojol) will not be a mandatory protocol. This provision will be announced by the Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) in the form of revised PM (Ministerial Regulation) of Transportation 18 to adjust Circular Letter No. 7 of the Covid-19 Task Force.
The revision is also in response to the central government because ojol starting Monday (8/6) is allowed to operate carrying passengers in DKI Jakarta, which is currently entering the PSBB transition period
According to the Director General of Land Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation, Budi Setiadi, ojol plastic insulation is not required to be used, but only as a proposal.
“Then the divider, it is not mandatory, not an order, but the nature is a proposal or then it may be used, but it is not necessary or mandatory,” Budi said when contacted on Monday (8/6).
According to him the use of the bulkhead is more up to each Grab and Gojek online company.
This was also reinforced in the Decree of the Head of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Transportation Agency No. 105/2020 on Transportation Sector Control to prevent Covid-19 during the transition to a healthy, safe, and productive society, which did not include plastic insulation as a condition for ojol to operate during the transition period towards new normal or the new normal.
“But if you want to give trust to the community, you might be able to attach it. We also don’t set the standard. What is important is the material does not endanger the safety aspect,” said Budi.
This partition is first carried out by the Grab applicator and ojol association as a corona prevention effort (Covid-19) so that the driver and passenger do not come into direct contact. Both parties believe that the existence of a bulkhead minimizes transmission.
Related to the suggestion of passengers bringing their own helmets, Budi added that his nature was also a proposal. Passengers are still allowed to borrow helmets, but with the condition that the ojol driver provides additional headgear.
“But if the passenger does not bring a helmet and wear a driver’s helmet, then the driver or applicator prepare the headgear,” said Budi.
Budi said the revision would also regulate other transportation protocols during this transition.