Petitioner of Age Limit for Driving Withdraws Petition

Taufik Idharudin and legal counsel Rosid Ahmadi at the preliminary hearing for the material judicial review of Law No. 22 of 2009 on Road Traffic and Land Transportation, Wednesday (7/10/2024). Photo by MKRI/Bayu.

JAKARTA (MKRI) — Taufik Idharudin has filed a material judicial review petition of Article 81 paragraph (2) letter a of Law No. 22 of 2009 on Road Traffic and Land Transportation (LLAJ Law) to the Constitutional Court (MK). The preliminary hearing for case No. 56/PUU-XXII/2024 took place in the plenary courtroom on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.

Before Constitutional Justices Daniel Yusmic P. Foekh (panel chair), Arief Hidayat, and Anwar Usman, legal counsel Rosid Ahmadi stated that the petition on the age limit for the A, B, and C driving license (SIM) would be withdrawn.

“The reason is that after inputs from experts and other parties, we concluded that the formation of the law has undergone sufficient academic reviews and public testing. Therefore, [I] set aside his personal interest in the filing of this petition for the sake of justice,” Taufik explained.

The Petitioner argued that Article 81 paragraph (2) letter a of the LLAJ Law (“… the age of 17 (seventeen) years old for Driving Licenses A, C, and D”) had led to intolerable injustice since citizens cannot procure the A, C, and D driving licenses before meeting the minimum age limit.

He also argued that the article had discriminated against citizens under the age of seventeen, thus potentially harmed their constitutional rights. meanwhile, the right to be free from discriminatory treatment is protected by Article 28I paragraph (2) of the 1945 Constitution.

Author              : Sri Pujianti
Editor               : Lulu Anjarsari P.
PR                   : Tiara Agustina
Translator         : Yuniar Widiastuti (NL)

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