Thursday, January 17, 2008

After witnessing the towing of a car in front of Starbucks Leviste, I decided to search for any guidelines on towing in Makati (see my post here).

Anyway, found MMDA's guidelines on their site. Item 7.3 under the section discussing procedures clearly states "If the vehicle is unattended, the tow truck driver shall blow the truck's horn five (5) times twice in a row with a space of one minute in between. If the owner does not respond, the vehicle will be towed." Which means that these guys didn't follow procedure.

Not sure though if these rules are valid in Makati, though. Alam mo naman doon, iba sila.

Anyway, to see the full details of MMDA's towing guidelines, click this link.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

well i found your blog because i am currently researching about towing rules, etc. because surprisingly, my car was towed this afternoon, in starbucks leviste! we used to park there regularly and even the guards says it's OK to park there. unfortunately this afternoon, i parked there just to buy a coffee when i realized that it was my car being towed.

no blowing of horns whatsoever. it was my first 'violation' and of course, i was too shocked i was a bit hysterical when i realized when it was my car :(

The Huli Ka! Team said...

we suggest you complain to mapsa (who is responsible for all towing in makati city). their telephone number is 819-3270 to 71.

Anonymous said...

sana po pasamahan nyo ng taong marunong mag paliwanag ang mga towing official nyo... para malaman ng mga biktima nila kung ano ang gagawin para ma recover nila ang kanilang mga sasakyan...

Anonymous said...

sana kung mag totow kayo ng motor makipag usap kayo sa may-ari hindi yung basta basta na lang kayo aalis kapag naisakay nyo na sa truck nyo yung motor.. MGA GAGO!!

Anonymous said...

my motor take away late in the morning lang. nag withdraw lang ako along delacosta st. in a second after ko mg wthdraw paglabas ko wala n sa harap ng bank yun motor ko sakto paalis n yung towing vehicle nila. hinabol ko. nakiusap ako. pero hndi sila pumayag. 500 lang pera ko that time. nakiusap ako kung pede 5h n lang. kasi kamamatay lang ng papa ko nagastos ko na. tsaka hnd ko kasi alam ang rules sa tow. sinabi lang sakin ng workmate ko dpat nag defend ako. ksi may rules pla dyn before nila kunin. eh halos wala pang minuto kinuha n nila. mga mukang pera talaga ang mga nakadilaw na kasama ng towing services. gs2 nila malaki ang ibgay. sa likod ng makati med un impounding area nila. mga sakim sa PERA! ni hindi ako niresebuhan. may araw din kayo. kung may baril lang ako babalikan ko kayo para matapos na ang kahibangan nyo.

Anonymous said...

im a 52 yrs old diabetic and just recover frm mild stroke last year.. i feel like urinating and parked infrnt of ebingo outlet and go inside to urinate...hay slamat at nkaraos dn.. un pla paglbas q hnhla n ung motor pero hnawakan q ito pr pigilan at pilit itong isinakay s tow truck..they dont listen to me bnigyan aq ng papel pnatutubos sa ultra pasig..NG TUTUBUSIN Q N ANG SV 5,000 DAW..NAGMKAAWA ULIT AQ DHIL 1,000 LNG PERA Q AT PANGBILI ITO NG MAINTANANCE Q S DIABETES PRO AYAW NLA...MY BIG QUESTION IS...UNG BUSINA NASAAN N..ANDON AQ BKIT KAILANGAN NLA ITONG IAKYAT PA...GANON B TLAGA ANG RULES...BY D WAY ALMOST 2 YEARS N AQNG UMAASA SA PMILYA Q..