New Straits Times
CALL TO CURB ILLEGAL PARKING
folk want stricter enforcement on vehicle owners who park along yellow lines meant for motorcyclists.
Such irresponsible attitude has forced motorcyclists to park on sidewalks which could endanger or inconvenience pedestrians and other road users.
The usual reason given by motorists in justifying their action is the lack of parking bays or spaces.
Some are even resigned to the fact that they will be issued parking tickets.
The public also want enforcement officers to conduct more regular patrols to nab those who park indiscriminately.
The Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP), which manages the city's parking on behalf of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, said it had a policy of strict enforcement to better protect the parking privileges of those who observed the regulations.
A YWP spokesman said motorcycle bays were free at all times and restricted to other vehicle users.
Likewise, motorcyclists cannot park in bays reserved for four-wheeled vehicles.
He said YWP sent uniformed officers out on the parking beat on any given week.
On complaints that officers are slow to act, the spokesman said many drivers had, in fact, complained about them slapping tickets on their cars within minutes.
“General frustration among drivers, the hustle and bustle of city life or simply having a bad day can make the routine job of a parking officer a challenge.
“We do give drivers a ‘grace period’ for them to remove their illegally-parked vehicles,” he said.