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The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will start using wheel clamps on those who park indiscriminately and block traffic from September 1, Bernama reports.

KL mayor Datuk Seri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said the strong move will be enforced in the whole city, especially at high traffic or tourist areas. The areas include Jalan Masjid India, Jalan Tun Sambanthan (Brickfields), Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, Jalan Bulan, Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang, Jalan Chow Kit, Jalan Kenanga, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Solaris Mont Kiara and Jalan Klang Lama.

DBKL’s Pemudah team found that indiscriminate parking is one of the main causes of traffic congestion. “From January to July this year, DBKL issued 746,185 compounds for obstructing traffic and 232,726 compounds to vehicles that did not pay for parking. 4,857 vehicles were towed away for parking offences, so stronger action needs to be taken,” Mhd Amin told reporters yesterday.

Owners of clamped cars will need to pay a RM50 fine within four hours for the lock to be released. Otherwise, DBKL will tow the car away and a RM100 fine will be given. The implementation of this move is under the Road Transport Act 1987 and the Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Road Transport (parking) Order 2016.

Money aside, it will be a real inconvenience if your car is clamped, so please park in designated lots and don’t block traffic.