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Jalan Mas Puteh parking: Wardens do spot checks

Six Months Later is a monthly series that looks back at people, events and issues that were in the news half a year ago. This series appears on the last Monday of every month.

Published on Jan 27, 2014 8:05 AM
A traffic warden checking parking on Jalan Mas Puteh. Previously, residents clamped the wheels of illegally-parked vehicles there, but now the road has been converted to public land and wardens patrol the area regularly. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Traffic wardens are now patrolling Jalan Mas Puteh in Clementi after residents there were told to stop clamping the wheels of vehicles parked illegally in front of their homes.

Six months ago, The Straits Times reported that residents had put up signs warning drivers to steer clear and had begun clamping the wheels of illegally-parked vehicles.

The situation came to a head after an irate driver wrote on citizen journalism website Stomp that he had been forced to pay a $500 release fee to remove the clamp from his car.

At the time, residents claimed they were in the right because the road that runs in front of all eight terraced units is private property, which they are responsible for maintaining.

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