Rhodelio Poliquit, head of the City Transports and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO), issued the warning after the purchase of two tow trucks, which CTTMO will use daily to tow away
vehicles clogging traffic in major roads.
To deal with the problem airport security was entitled to tow away
or wheel-clamp cars and demand a fee for cost it incurred, he added.
In case the Municipality receives complaints from public about cars parked in unauthorised areas, officers would immediately tow away
the cars and the owner will have to pay hefty fines based on the seriousness of the violation, he added.
A private company has been hired to tow away
the cars, he said.
And councils may even be allowed to tow away
cars that display fake or forged badges, or those that are being misused.
Cars were briefly diverted as the road was closed to allow vehicles to tow away
RTA will also tow away
the vehicles broken down within the traffic lanes using towing motorbikes or cranes in the presence of police patrols to ensure traffic flow.
Tram chiefs TIE said they had been used "many, many times" to tow away
brokendown vehicles and the council defended their deployment.
The Civil Defense unit also helped the traffic police tow away
the truck to a safe location.
It is also thought that many firms clamp and tow away
without good cause and there is little motorists can do, except pay up.
Bus stops could be designated tow away
zones, and could be located on both sides of the one-way route, with parking allowed at all other points along the road.
A MUM told yesterday how wheel-clampers threatened to tow away
her car - with her disabled son inside.