Wider use of summons locks to curb illegal parking
By THO XIN YI
FOR those who always park illegally in USJ 21, SS15 and SS16 — beware, you may find a yellow tag attached to your side mirror soon.
At the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) full board meeting on Wednesday, MPSJ president Datuk Adnan Md Ikshan announced that the council planned to extend the use of summons locks to other areas, following its success in curbing indiscriminate parking in USJ 10 (Taipan).
Originally, the council intended to implement the system in USJ 9, too, but councillor Rajiv Rishyakaran said it was not feasible as the commercial area did not have enough parking bays.
He suggested extending the system to SS16 instead as motorists always park along Jalan Kemajuan Subang.
The public will be informed before the system is introduced.
In response to a question on whether an office would be set up at these places for the motorists to pay the fine and have the locks removed, councillor Stephen Chin Sou Bong said the offenders should not be given “special treatment”.
Fellow councillor Tan Jo Hann agreed, adding that the purpose of the system was to discourage the motorists from parking illegally.
Adnan said the offenders had to come to the MPSJ headquarters in USJ 5 to settle the fine.
The summons locks were first introduced in December last year. The yellow tags would be attached to the side mirrors of the vehicles that obstruct traffic.
The motorists have to pay a fine of RM80 to have the tags removed by the enforcement officers on duty, upon presenting proof of payment.
Currently, the council has 1,850 summons locks. As of April 21, the locks were used 2,284 times and 26% did not settle the fine.
“We have issued 1,078 reminders to the offenders who did not return the locks and 747 have responded,” Adnan said.