Selasa, 01 Agustus 2023

This is a Penalty and a Ticket Fine If You Don't Have a Driving License in Indonesia


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Previously, the platform has talk about "Florida Judge Grants Civil Lawsuit Over Hot Spilled Chicken McNugget", "45 Indonesian Citizens Become Victims of Scammer Companies in Laos", you may read also "How To Report Online Scammer Or Fraud To The Police In Indonesia" and on this occasion we will discuss about 'This is a penalty and a ticket fine if you don't have a driving license in Indonesia'.

Motorized vehicle drivers are required to have and carry a driving license (SIM or Surat Ijin Mengemudi) when driving on the highway. This rule is stated in Law Number 22 of 2009 concerning Road Traffic and Transportation (LLAJ). Therefore, every driver must have a driving license and always carry it when using a vehicle.[1]

The obligation to own and carry a driver's license is not only to anticipate if there is a Police official inspection/operation at any time, but is proof that the driver has been declared to have met the driving requirements. So that when there is an inspection from the Police, the officer can ensure that the driver has passed the various tests tested and is fit to drive a car or motorbike on the road. On the other hand, if the driver cannot show his driver's license to the Police, the officer will issue a fine.[2]

For drivers who have a driver's license but forget not to take it with them, and cannot show it to the Police during a inspection, they can be fined. Quoted from Article 106 Paragraph (5) letter b of Law No. 22/2009 concerning LLAJ (Traffic and Road Transport), if a driver cannot show a driver's license or is left behind, a fine of IDR. 250,000 or imprisonment for a maximum of one month will be imposed. Further regarding related matters, it is also stated in article 288 Paragraph (2) of Law No. 22/2009 concerning LLAJ (Traffic and Road Transport).[3]

However, more severe sanctions will be imposed for drivers who do not have a driving license. Based on Article 281 of the LLAJ (Traffic and Road Transport) Law, the penalty is a fine of IDR. 1 million or imprisonment for a maximum of four months.[4] This should be of concern to you foreign tourists who are traveling in the jurisdiction of Indonesia. And if you have any legal issue in Indonesia territory, contact us then, feel free in 24 hour, we will be glad to assist you. 

*) For further information please contact:
Mahmud Kusuma Advocate
Law Office
Jakarta - Indonesia.


1. "Tidak Punya SIM Saat Kena Tilang, Ini Hukuman dan Dendanya",, Penulis : Aditya Priyatna Darmawan, Editor : Rizal Setyo Nugroho, Diakses pada tanggal 1 Agustus 2023, Link:
2. Ibid.
3. Ibid.
4. Ibid.

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