MOTORCYCLE owners who illegally parked on sidewalks in Kuala Lumpur were in for a rude shock when their bikes were forcibly removed by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) enforcement officers for obstruction.
DBKL removed 11 motorcycles which were parked on the pedestrian pathway at Jalan Hassan Salleh, near the Kampung Baru LRT station this afternoon (Feb 3).
"Several photos that went viral yesterday showed motorcycles parked on the walkway causing a nuisance to the public and especially those with disabilities.
"The confiscated motorcycles were brought to the DBKL Vehicle Storage Depot in Jalan Pahang for further action, including issuance of compound notice," DBKL said in a statement on Facebook.
It added that action was taken under the Road Transport Act 1987 and Road Traffic Rules 1959.
According to DBKL, 38 motorcycles have been hauled away from hotspot areas in the city centre since January this year for obstruction.
"Road users are reminded to comply with the rules and ensure that their vehicles are parked in the proper areas."