SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A crackdown on illegally parked vehicles will be strengthened starting next year in 16,700 school zones spread across the country.
The Ministry of the Interior and Safety said Wednesday that it will strengthen its crackdown on illegal parking and resident reports in child protection zones next year following its decision to include child protection zones on the list of illegal parking places.
Besides the “four illegal parking and stops,” the ministry is also considering various proposals, including a plan to expand the cases of resident reports in child protection zones to all illegally parked vehicles and a plan to drastically reduce the grace period for crackdowns on parking and illegal stopping.
As of April this year, parking and stopping in the “four illegal zones” — on a crosswalk, within 5 meters of a fire hydrant, within 5 meters of an intersection, and within 10 meters of a bus stop – result in immediate fines if residents report violations using an app.
In a government poll conducted in September of 1,000 adults aged 19 or older and under 70, 84.8 percent of the respondents said the need to expand the resident reporting system to child protection zones was necessary.
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