Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2020)
Legal protection for passengers of perintis light rail transit/LRT South Sumatra based on justice
Author(s): Alim Pratikno, Albertus Sentot Sudarwanto, Sunny Ummul Firdaus
Abstract: This study aims to identify and discuss the legal protection provided by the operators of the Perintis Light Rail Transit / LRT South Sumatra to passengers and the concept of legal protection for passengers of the just South Sumatra Perintis Light Rail Transit / LRT. The research method used is normative legal research with a conceptual approach and legislation. The results of the study show that the form of legal protection provided by the South Sumatra LRT organizers to passengers is in the form of replacement money equal to the ticket price when LRT experiences a strike or a delay in departure and insurance as a form of compensation for losses suffered by consumers who have an accident to death. The concept of legal protection for just South Sumatra LRT passengers is based on several aspects: 1) Regulatory aspects, namely the need to change the principle of criminal liability as regulated in Law Number 23 Year 2007 concerning Railways to become the Principle of Absolute Responsibility (Strict Liability). 2) Policy aspects, namely the need for a policy that regulates consumer rights for immaterial losses. 3) Consumer aspects, namely the need for a proactive and critical consumer attitude towards all losses experienced in the operation of the railway.