In a bid to curb traffic congestion in the Klang Valley, namely Kuala Lumpur, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will start implementing wheel clamps on vehicles which are parked illegally and blocking traffic in the federal capital.
Owners of clamped vehicles will have to pay a RM50 fine in person, within the first 4 hours after clamping. If you fail to do so within that short duration, you’d have to fork out another RM100 (totalling up to RM150) if your car has already been towed away.
“This implementation is based on studies and scrutiny by DBKL’s Pemudah which found the irresponsible attitude of users who parked their cars illegally to be one of the main causes of traffic congestion,” KL Mayor Datuk Seri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz told Bernama.
DBKL’s new clamping regulations will include high activity zones in KL such as:
- Jalan Masjid India
- Jalan Tun Sambanthan (Brickfields)
- Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz
- Jalan Bulan
- Jalan Changkat, Bukit Bintang
- Jalan Chow Kit
- Jalan Kenanga
- Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
- Jalan Solaris, Mont Kiara
- Jalan Klang Lama
Since January this year, a total of 746,185 fines were issued for traffic obstruction. From that figure, 232,726 were on cars that did not pay for parking, while 4,857 vehicles were towed away for parking offences.
According to Bernama, the enforcement is in accordance with the Road Transport Act 1987 and Road Transport (Provision of Parking Places) Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Order 2016.