Jakarta’s Skating Police


I’ve never noticed this, so maybe the concept wasn’t successful or I just haven’t been caught out in rush-hour traffic in the right places to witness it.

In Jakarta they have polisi tidur (‘sleeping policemen’ = speed humps) and the seratus polisi ‘one hundred police’ (they’re the self-appointed traffic controllers who stand at intersections and ask for 100rp in return for helping you turn a corner).  I wonder if the skating police lasted long enough for them to earn a slang name?

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