• Illegally parked cars in Munti to be tire-locked

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    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.

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    1. This tire-clamping should be implemented as well along the entire McArthur Highway from Caloocan to Laoag. Long distance travelers have no option but to always take the expensive toll-ways NLEX and SCTEX because McArthur is clogged perennially.

    2. I agree, with the clamps. to dicipline the drivers, who feel like they are the king of the road. From the boundary of San Pedro, Laguna to Alabang Public market is merely 7 kilometers. it will take 30-45 mins from one end to another, sometimes 2+hrs. The problems are Jeepneys competing for passengers, they control the traffic flow all day, counter flowing of hundreds of undiciplined motorcycles and the illegal parking vehicles on both side of the narrow highway. Plus the illegal use of the highway by the thousands of tricycle, controlled by the mayor’s office.