Residents get summonses for parking in front of their own houses
RESIDENTS in Jalan SS 20/10, Petaling Jaya, are puzzled and upset as to why the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) has issued them summonses for parking in front of their homes.
The summonses stated that they had committed an offence for parking on a yellow line.
But Julie Tan said it was ridiculous to be slapped with such summonses for parking in a residential area.
“All the residents staying along Jalan SS 20/10 would have been given at least one summons over the past few months for parking outside their houses,” said the 50-year-old company director, who has received three summonses.
“Our houses are located nowhere near a commercial area or a hospital, so we are not causing any obstruction to the traffic flow,” she said.
A neighbour, who wanted to be identified as Ms Low, said the summonses were issued in recent months after the yellow lines were drawn along the road in front of their homes.
A broken yellow line is drawn near their houses, while a solid yellow line is painted on the opposite side of the road.
What is more puzzling is that the summonses were issued only after the Summer Palace Restaurant and Dijaya Corporation moved out from their premises at Wisma Dijaya (now called Wisma TA), an office building behind their homes.
“The council officers did not issue any summonses to motorists parked outside our homes when they visited Wisma Dijaya before,” said Tan.
While she had heard that she could get her summonses written off if she showed some form of evidence like a utility bill to state that she is a resident, Tan said the summonses were uncalled for and that the broken yellow line should not have been drawn in front of their gate in the first place.
MBPJ public relations officer Zainun Zakaria said the council did not have any guidelines for residents to park in front of their homes.
“They are allowed to park in front of their homes, as long as they do not block their neighbour’s entry or exit access,” she said.
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