Bali wants to outlaw tourists from riding motorbikes because they are “roaming around with motorbikes, without wearing T-shirts and clothes, with no helmets, violating [traffic rules],” according to the government.
According to Bali Governor I Wayan Koster, tourists would only be permitted to rent cars through travel agencies or regional tourism businesses.
It happens in the midst of a backlash against visitors riding motorcycles on the island, where police allege that more than 171 foreign nationals disobeyed traffic rules over the course of two weeks in late February to early March. According to authorities, some tourists also have fake license plates.
“If you are a tourist, then act like
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