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Here's How to Modify a Vehicle Without Getting a Ticket

Here's How to Modify a Vehicle Without Getting a Ticket

Here's How to Modify a Vehicle Without Getting a Ticket - Vehicle modifications, both two-wheeled and four-wheeled, are quite popular with some people. Through modifications, the appearance of the vehicle can be adjusted to your character and needs, as well as having a unique and different appearance from vehicles in general.

However, there are things that you must pay attention to before modifying a vehicle, because the modification of the vehicle itself has been regulated through a Government Regulation (PP) so you need to ensure that the modifications carried out still pay attention to aspects of safety, comfort and do not violate existing regulations.

Based on Article 1 point 12 PP Number 55 of 2012, modification of motorized vehicles is defined as changes to the technical specifications of dimensions, engines, and/or the carrying capacity of motorized vehicles.

There are several conditions that must be followed if you want to modify a car, including those listed in Article 20 Paragraph 1 letter F PP Number 30 of 2021, which explains that motorized vehicles that are modified so as to cause changes in dimensions and carrying capacity must carry out research on vehicle design and engineering. motorized as a prerequisite for the Type Test.

So, what types of vehicle modifications are allowed? Here's the explanation:

  1. Permissible vehicle modifications are modifications that do not cause changes in dimensions and carrying capacity.
  2. Vehicle modifications must not endanger traffic safety, as well as damage the pavement/carrying capacity of the road being traversed (Article 52 Law No. 22/2009)
  3. If it causes a change in dimensions and carrying capacity, then:
    • Must first obtain a recommendation from the Brand Holder Sole Agent (ATPM)         
    • Must be carried out by a general repair shop appointed by the Ministry of Industry         
    • It is mandatory to carry out a type test after the vehicle is modified         
Then, what are examples of vehicle modifications that violate the rules? Here are some examples:
  1. Changing the cubica / cc of the engine, so it is mandatory to do a type test.
  2. Changing the exhaust to a racing exhaust or not according to standards, so that you can get a ticket.
  3. Removing safety equipment such as fire extinguishers and safety belts, which endanger the driver.
  4. Changing the place of installation of the vehicle plate, so that it is mandatory to type test.
  5. Changing the color of the vehicle so that it is mandatory to change the color information on the STNK and BPKB.
  6. Using slick type tires, which can endanger the driver.
If you break the rules, what are the risks that can occur? Here are some of the risks:
  1. Got a ticket (Written warning and administrative fine.)
  2. If you do not carry out a type test, you may be subject to imprisonment for a maximum of 1 year or a fine of up to IDR 24,000,000 (Article 277 UU No. 22/2009)
  3. The risk of accidents while traveling, because the modifications are not up to standard.
  4. Result in the loss of warranty from the manufacturer due to modifications that have been made.
Come on, always prioritize safety when driving and obey the rules when making modifications!
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