ILLEGALLY parked, unattended vehicles in Munti soon to be tire-locked.
As one of the traffic decongestion efforts of the local government of Muntinlupa, the City Council passed an ordinance for the use of wheel clamp or tire lock to illegally parked and unattended vehicles stalling flow of traffic in major thoroughfares and secondary roads.
Public Information Officer Tez Navarro said that through the Ordinance No. 16-014, Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau enforcers will be using wheel clamp or tire lock system to immobilize vehicles that are illegally parked and unattended vehicles in any street or area designated as “no parking” or “towing away zone.”
MTMB personnel will be placing wheel clamps on the left portion of the right tire of the vehicle, including container vans, trucks, trailers and other multi-wheeled vehicles.
Navarro added that the ordinance aims to improve and enhance traffic flow of motor vehicles and address complaints from vehicle owners against traffic enforcers on outright towing and impounding.
In its full implementation on January 1, 2017, the owner/driver/operator of any clamped vehicle shall pay the fine of P1,500 for the removal of the said device.
The violator shall be given a maximum period of three hours to redeem their vehicle, otherwise, shall be towed and impounded with additional fees.
An attempt to remove or destroy the wheel clamp is subjected to a fine of P5,000 or one month imprisonment or both, at the discretion of the Court.
Mayor Jaime Fresnedi encourages the public to follow local traffic codes as it is vital in resolving problems in local traffic.
For more information, you may reach Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau at the Satellite Office, Starmall Alabang with tel no. 831-9884.