Bacolod enforces clamping, towing measures to combat illegal parking

Philippine Tribune
Philippine Tribune

BACOLOD CITY – The Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) will fully enforce clamping and towing measures here on October 9 as part of the city’s initiative against illegal parking.

Police Major Junji Liba, BTAO head, said these measures aim to alleviate traffic congestion and ensure smooth vehicular flow within this city.

As part of the city’s information dissemination on illegal parking crackdown, BTAO has strategically placed fixed signages across targeted areas.

These signages include red indicators signaling a strict no-parking zone and yellow and denoting regulated parking hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Parking is permissible beyond this time.

Liba said an impounding area has been designated between 15th and 16th Lacson Sts. This specific location will serve as the central hub for impounded vehicles.

Individuals or entities whose vehicles are discovered parked or stalled in restricted zones or in violation of city ordinances will incur fines.

This initiative is aimed at instilling discipline among operators of Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs), private vehicles, and tricycles.

City Ordinance 1035 has introduced tow-away zones, indicating that any instance of illegal parking within these areas constitutes a violation of the rules, and a vehicle may be towed at any time.

These include loading and unloading zones for PUVs, within six meters or any intersection or curved lane, in front of all authorized public and private driveways, on designated bicycle lanes, within four meters of driveways or entrances to any fire station and hospital, within four meters of fire hydrants, on pedestrian crosswalks, on the sidewalks, paths, and alleys not intended for parking, and on bridges or at the foot of any bridge.

The pilot area for this operation will Lacson Extension to Bata Border, with two dedicated teams – one from the north and the other from the south –working collaboratively to enforce the new regulations. 

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