THE Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) is going all out to nab motorists who failed to settle their parking summonses.
They are also after those who fail to display parking coupons in their vehicles.
MBPP secretary Ang Aing Thye said the number of such motorists repeatedly committing the same offence and do not settle the summonses were on the increase.
“From now onwards, vehicles without parking coupons displayed will be towed away and frequent offenders, who have fines of over RM1,000, will need to settle at least by 50% to get their vehicles back.
“The balance can be paid in instalments over two months,” he told the reporters after the full council meeting at City Hall yesterday.
Ang added that if motorists have compounds of less than RM1,000, they must settle the full amount.
He said their records showed an errant motorist with 370 summonses and fines totalling RM11,100.
“We are looking at this matter very seriously from now. We have been very lenient to local motorists and there are 6,953 with more than 10 summonses.”
MBPP Financial Management Committee alternate chairman Joseph Ng said that there will be no further reduction in the fines as it would be unfair to others who pay their parking tickets promptly.