While Chapala’s traffic department won’t have the authority to issue tickets and apply fines until after the new state government takes office on December 6, officers are already starting to crack down on parking violations.
On Tuesday, November 20, traffic chief Gerardo Bautista oversaw the towing of vehicles illegally parked at different points along Avenida Madero. Among them were a white sedan and a red pickup that were left side by side invading the sidewalk next to the Banamex branch. To recover their vehicles, the owners were required to appear before the municipal judge and pay towing fees.
“Motorists have ignored repeated warnings,” Bautista said, adding that stringent measures will also be applied on Ajijic’s congested streets.