The Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) of Cagayan de Oro City is set to use wheel clamps on illegally parked vehicles.

This info was recently shared by a member of the traffic volunteer group Cagayan de Oro Campaigners for Road Courtesy and Discipline (CRCD) on the CDOInfonet Group in Facebook. The wheel clamps will be donated by some undisclosed individuals perhaps concerned with the city’s traffic condition. These clamps will immobilize the subject vehicles and will force respective owners/drivers to pay the penalty before the clamps can be removed.

Shown below is a sample of the wheel clamps during a meeting in November last year among the city’s traffic stakeholders including the RTA and members of CRCD.

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Along with the wheel clamp is the notice posted on the windshield of the vehicle.

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Read below the regulations on the USE OF WHEEL CLAMPS TO IMMOBILIZE ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES (SOURCE).

[Excerpts from the Traffic Code of Cagayan de Oro City – Ordinance No. 10551 – 2007]

SECTION 182. Use of Wheel Clamps or Tire Locks.- The use of wheel clamps or tire locks to immobilize illegally parked and unattended vehicles in any street or area designated as “no parking” or “tow-away zone” pursuant to this Ordinance is hereby authorized.

SECTION 184. Fee. – For the release/removal of the said clamping device the owner/driver/operator shall pay the fine of P500.00 to the City of Cagayan de Oro, for which a corresponding official receipt shall be issued. Payment shall be made at any official redemption center designated by Roads and Traffic Administration.

SECTION 185. Redemption. – The owner/driver/operator of a clamped vehicle shall be given a maximum period of three (3) hours, within which to redeem the said vehicle by paying the amount of the fine prescribed hereof. Otherwise, the said vehicle shall be towed and impounded in the Roads and Traffic Administration impounding area.

SECTION 186. Government waiver on damages. – The City Government of Cagayan de Oro shall not be held responsible for any damage to the vehicle caused by any movement or attempted movement of the vehicle by the owner/driver/operator while the wheel is clamped: Provided, That a notice of immobilization shall be placed on the driver side windshield of the vehicle.

SECTION 187. Prohibition. – It shall be unlawful and/or illegal to remove or attempt to remove or destroy the wheel clamp, and shall subject the offender to a fine of P1,000.00 or one (1) month imprisonment or both, at the discretion of the Court.

Hope RTA will have enough wheel clamps to immobilize illegally parked vehicles.

all photos from Cagayan de Oro Campaigners for Road Courtesy and Discipline facebook page

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