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Naga ups towing, stricter wheel clamp enforcement

TRAFFIC MESS. Hopefully no more of this vagrant traffic violation in the coming days with the impending enforcement of the city’s towing and stricter wheel clamp ordinance. CEPPIO

By Armie B. Gunay NAGA CITY --- With the approval of City Ordinance No. 2018-018, otherwise known as ‘The Towing and Expanded Wheel Clamp Ordinance of Naga City,’ preparations are now underway for its full implementation in August this year. The ordinance designates certain wheel clamp areas and tow- away zones, parking spaces, and private lots for parking with parking fees, towing guidelines for firms, impounding areas, time of payment and auction sale, wheel- clamp and illegal parking fees, remuneration of towing firms and accreditation of towing services. Wheel clamp areas and tow- away zones for illegally parked vehicles include specific lengths of Panganiban Drive, Magsaysay Avenue, Roxas Avenue (Diversion Road), Peñafrancia Avenue and other roadways along Central Business Districts 1 & 2 CBD 1 those along school zones. Meanwhile, the roadsides surrounding the Naga City People’s Mall (NCPM) have been declared for free parking for the first 2 hours but will be charged P30/hour for the succeeding hours. A Wheel Clamp and Towing Task Group composed of personnel from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Public Safety Office (PSO) has already begun putting up the respective signs for designated wheel clamp areas, parking spaces and non-parking areas for the motorists’ and general public’s advance information.. At the same time, PSO has formally invited interested towing service providers for accreditation by the Sangguniang Panlungsod. With the strengthened policy on towing and wheel clamps, the city government hopes to optimize the utilization of city roads, streets, alleys and parking spaces to help ease the worsening heavy traffic situation in the city.

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