Those caught attempting to remove wheel clamps and damaging the devices in the process could end up in jail, the City Traffic Management Office (CTMO) said.
Tony Samante, CTMO chief, warned the public that they will file cases against those who cause damage to clamping devices for violating the city traffic ordinance.
Violators could possibly face a 30-day jail time and be fined P5,000, Samante said.
Previously, CTMO personnel padlocked the wheel of a motorcycle owned by a student of the PMI Colleges for parking at a clamping and towing zone.
The student broke the chain which immobilized his motorcycle using a bolt cutter and was able to move his motorcycle without having to pay the corresponding fine for his violation.
On Wednesday however, the student again parked at a no parking zone along CPG Avenue and had his motorcycle clamped again.
This time, authorities were able to confront the violator informing him that he violated Section 3 of the clamping ordinance which would have sent him to jail for 30 days.
The student reportedly admitted committing the violations.
But according to Samante, the CTMO let the violator go with a warning considering that the ordinance was just recently implemented.
Since the ordinance was strictly enforced on September 1, 2016, 205 motorcycles and 40 four-wheelers have been padlocked or clamped as of Thursday. (Willy Maestrado)