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Jakarta Post

Wheel clamp policy a 'success' in getting a grip on illegal parking

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 10 2008   /  10:34 am

The wheel-clamping policy reinforced by the city administration this week has already minimized illegal parking, an official said Friday. Since Friday last week, 735 drivers have been ticketed, 10 vehicles towed and 55 vehicles clamped, said transportation agency official Riza Hashim. "Today we ticketed 68 vehicles, while five cars were clamped and one was towed," he told The Jakarta Post. Data received by the Traffic and Transportation Agency on Friday afternoon showed illegally parking had decreased. Riza said the measure had effectively increased people's awareness of the administration's aim to fight illegal parking. The policy to regulate illegal parking was first implemented in the capital in 2004, said Riza. On May 2, the city administration, cooperating with the Jakarta Police and the transportation agency, reinstated the policy. Un...