City Hall warns against double-parking in Taman Fortuna section
Published on: Tuesday, December 03, 2019
By: Sidney Skinner
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CITY HALL has compounded five drivers for double-parking at one section of the road for some shophouses near Taman Fortuna.

A spokesman for the agency said the vehicle owners were found to have parked illegally as there were no parking bays along the road.

City Hall officers inspected the stretch around 9.30am on a recent Tuesday.

“Those caught leaving their vehicles in an area not designated as a parking space are liable to a compound of up to RM100, under City Hall’s By Law on the Provision of Parking Spaces and Stands and Licencing of Parking Places,” he said.

He said, in cases where vehicles were parked or abandoned on the housing roads, the owners could be compounded for every day that their automobile was left on these stretches.

“If they fail to settle their compounds, they risk being taken to court where they could be fined up to RM 5,000,” he said.

“Repeat offenders also risk court action.”

The spokesman was responding to a complaint to Hotline about the presence of vehicles parked illegally on Lorong Seroja 1.

KIM of Penampang said these drivers created a danger to the road-users, including pedestrians, by parking their vehicles beside a flood mitigation drain along the road.

He said the dual carriageway had become a single lane as a result of their actions.

“Drivers who swerve around these cars, risk colliding with oncoming traffic.

“They also risk having their vehicles hit from behind as they slow down to go round these obstructions.”

Kim hoped the relevant authority would intervene to minimise the likelihood of pedestrians being run down or accidents taking place on the housing road.  

“I have been contacting City Hall on and off about this problem for some time.

“An officer came down once and, for a brief period afterwards, no one dared to park along the stretch.

“Now, however, the incidence of illegal parking has become worse,” he said. (SS)


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