IN a bid to decongest traffic, the Muntinlupa City Council passed an ordinance allowing the use of wheel clamp or tire lock on illegally parked and unattended vehicles that stall flow of traffic in major thoroughfares and secondary roads.
Public Information Officer Tez Navarro said through 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 in any street or area designated as “no parking” or “towing away zone.”
Wheel clamps will be placed on the right tire of vehicles, container vans, trucks, trailers and other multi-wheeled vehicles.
Navarro said the ordinance aims to improve and enhance traffic flow and address complaints from vehicle owners against traffic enforcers on outright towing and impounding.
Starting on January 1, 2017, the owner/driver/operator of any clamped vehicle shall pay a fine of P1,500 for the removal of the device.
The violator shall be given three hours to redeem his or her vehicle, otherwise, the car shall be towed and impounded with additional fees.
Attempting to remove or destroy the wheel clamp is punishable by a P5,000 fine or one month imprisonment or both.