THE City Administrator’s Office announced the arrival of two tow trucks that will pave the way for the implementation of towing services for illegally parked vehicles as provided for under Ordinance 248, otherwise known as the Revised Traffic Code of Zamboanga City.
City Administrator Angelique Go said under Section 7, Article 12 of Ordinance 248 the owners, operators and drivers of towed vehicles shall pay towing charges and storage fees for the first five kilometers or in excess or fraction thereof an additional P100 per kilometer for the three types of vehicles.
Go said light vehicles with engine displacement of zero to 1600 cubic centimeter (cc) shall pay P800 towing charge and a storage fee of P50 daily.
For medium vehicles with engine displacement of 1601 to 2800 cc shall pay P1,000 towing and storage fee of P75 per day.
Heavy vehicles with engine displacement of 2601 cc and above shall pay 1,200 towing and P100 per day storage fee.
Go said that to be towed are vehicles that are “stalled,” “illegally parked,” “attended illegally parked” and “unattended illegally parked.”
Under the guidelines on towing and impounding operation, “stalled vehicles” are those unable to proceed under its own motive power and is on a public road, street or thoroughfares and dilapidated or junked vehicles in Zamboanga City. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)