Carpool lanes or high-occupancy vehicle lanes were designed to reduce the amount of cars on freeways to lower emissions from cars as well as prevent car accidents that lead to personal injuries that range from minor to majorly severe.

In Jakarta, Indonesia, carpool lanes serve another purpose: a way of income.  For less than a dollar, car drivers hire one or two people called “jockeys” in order to use parts of the city’s carpool lanes.  But will this new practice cause more car accidents and pedestrian accidents in carpool lanes.

Instead of avoiding car accidents, carpool lanes in Indonesia have become moneymakers for pedestrians.

Our firm’s pedestrian accident lawyers think that this practice can cause further harm because of the amount of pedestrians on busy streets that are trying to make money this way.  Drivers may not be paying attention at all times, and the one distracted motorist can lead to a pedestrian accident that can cause serious personal injury or wrongful death.

According to the city, 236 new cars and about 900 new motorcycles appear every day in Jakarta for an annual increase of over 9 percent.  The number of new roads the city has been building is minimal.

Officials want to add an electronic card system, called Electronic Road Pricing so revenues would go to local governments and not jockeys.  The electronic system can also reduce the amount of pedestrians on Jakarta streets that are vulnerable to the high amount of cars and prevent car accidents that lead to personal injury and wrongful death.

Our pedestrian accident lawyers think that carpool lanes have a clear purpose for highways.  With the economy the way it is, we shutter to think about pedestrian accidents that could occur from people who use this practice on American highways.  This practice can lead to numerous amounts of car accidents that will cause significant property damage or severe personal injuries.

Call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney and find out how we can help you.  We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case.  No fee if no recovery.