Errant motorists won't learn, so PJ council cracks down again

By THE STAR | 28 October 2015

PETALING JAYA: The authorities have come down hard on drivers who park their vehicles illegally in the Section 16 business centre here.

A total of eight vehicles parked outside Phileo Damansara 1 and 2 as well as the ramp were towed away while seven others had their tyres clamped in an enforcement operation yesterday morning by the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ).

It was led by the council’s enforcement assistant deputy director Mohd Nadzli Hussein who said the council had towed some 117 vehicles here since January.

A total of 578 compound notices were issued during the same period.

In 2014, some 69 vehicles were towed and 114 were issued compound notices.

The operation came after StarMetro highlighted the congestion outside the business centre and along the non-toll road of Jalan 16/11 during rush hours.

Mohd Nadzli called on drivers to park their vehicles at legal parking spots and not obstruct traffic flow.

“We will tow most of the vehicles and if there are too many, we will lock the vehicle tyres and issue summonses,” he said.

He said the council would leave a notice indicating the offence committed as well as a contact number for the owners to call within four hours.

“We would unlock the tyres after the offender pays the RM100 fine.

Once the car tyres were clamped, the council officers would leave a notice indicating the offence and a contact number for the owners to call. The clamp will only be unlocked upon payment of a RM100 fine.

“However, if the owner does not call us within four hours, we will tow the vehicle,” he said, adding the towed cars were taken to the council store located in Damansara Perdana.

To claim the vehicle, the owner has to pay RM300 and produce the vehicle ownership documents.

“The store is officially open from 9am to 6pm.

“After 24 hours, a RM50 storage fee will be charged for each day the vehicle goes unclaimed,” he said.

The council also clamped 10 vehicles and issued 20 compound notices at Jalan SS20/10 near the Damansara Specialist Centre.