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21 abandoned cars towed away in KK
Published on: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
By: Sidney Skinner

KOTA KINABALU: City Hall has removed 21 cars which were left abandoned in common areas around Taman Manggatal Phase 2.

A City Hall spokesman said the vehicles were towed to the agency’s pound.

“In cases where the registration plate number is intact, we have enlisted the help of the Road Transport Department to furnish us with the particulars of the owners for these automobiles,” he said.

“They will be asked to come and claim their property. 

“The owners will be warned not to leave their cars in the public spaces around the neighbourhood.

“They will have to settle a compound, before their cars will be returned to them.” 

He said its officers found the abandoned vehicles, while investigating a complaint about lorries parked illegally on the housing roads in the neighbourhood.

“Our personnel went down on two separate occasions, once during the day in September and again at night November but did find any lorries on the verges in these instances.

“Nevertheless, they will make random checks from time to time to try and nab the errant drivers.”

The spokesman for the agency warned that those caught leaving their vehicles in an area not designated as a parking space, are liable to a compound of up to RM100.

He said such action could be taken under City Hall’s By Law on the Provision of Parking Spaces and Stands and Licencing of Parking Places.

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

A Daily Express reader said several heavy vehicles were parked on the T-junction leading to the neighbourhood there.

He said drivers created a danger to the drivers and pedestrians by allowing their lorries to encroach on the road.

“The lorries obstruct the view of motorists, making it difficult for them to see oncoming traffic,” he said.

Loi hoped the relevant authority would intervene to minimise the likelihood of accidents taking place there.

He said this problem had been going on for several months already.

The rate-payer related his grievance to Hotline in a letter which was forwarded to City Hall

 



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