The City Traffic Management Office (CTMO) is ready to implement the towing and clamping ordinance in Tagbilaran City in a bid to clamp down on illegal parking.
After weeks of preparation, the CTMO will start to clamp wheels and tow illegally parked vehicles in September, said Tony Samante chief of the city traffic bureau.
The city government tasked the police, traffic enforcers and traffic aides to put the locks on wheels of vehicles parked along no parking zones.
According to Samante, members of the cityâ€™s towing and clamping team had undergone a seminar in an effort to smoothly implement the ordinance which involves the handling of private vehicles.
The CTMO currently has five clamping devices which will be used on illegally parked four-wheel vehicles.
For motorcycles, the police and traffic enforcers will be using chains to lock up their wheels.
Having clamps removed from illegally parked six-wheelers will require a payment of P1,000 while drivers of four-wheel and two-wheel vehicles will be fined P500 and P200, respectively.
Those caught attempting to remove clamps or chains themselves and to have damage the devices will also be facing sanctions and additional fines. (Allen Doydora)