After the publication in "Walla!": The law that will remove abandoned vehicles from the streets
Final approval: The law will shorten procedures and lead to targeted enforcement to remove thousands of abandoned vehicles from city streets.
The initiator of the law, MK Eitan Ginzburg: "There is no reason for abandoned vehicles to take up parking spaces"
Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 23:24 Updated: Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 09:00
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A car without a license plate in Bnei Brak (Photo: Official website, use under section 27A of the Copyright Law)
Just before the dissolution of the Knesset, the new bill was approved, according to which the permitted period of time for leaving an abandoned vehicle on the street will be shortened, and will require the municipality to tow it within three weeks of receiving the notice.
The purpose of the bill is, among other things, to close a loophole in the existing law, a loophole exploited by car owners who are identified as abandoned cars.
Depending on the situation so far, the detection and alert procedure would take an average of about six months in which the vehicle owner was asked to move, the car owners would move the vehicle, sometimes a few tens of centimeters in order to be considered as moving their vehicle and thus preventing their towing
. This was used by car dealers and other people to evade enforcement, and as far as parking distressed areas are concerned, the lives of residents on the street were further hampered. And 3,500 sliding demands were made to their owners, all in a city that is leading the parking shortage in Israel.
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The initiator of the law, MK Eitan Ginzburg (Photo: Knesset Spokeswoman, official website)
Under the new law, municipalities are allowed to tow an abandoned vehicle within 51 days, with the period of time during which an abandoned vehicle can be left shortened from 60 to 30 days.
The movement of the vehicle will be a significant distance, the municipality itself will be required to tow the vehicle up to 21 days from the notice and in the case of a vehicle without a license it will be towed within 10 days.
The new law also adds the option to deliver the notice to car owners via text message, when so far the notices have been delivered via registered mail and a sticker on the car, which should make it easier for car owners who have been mistakenly identified as abandoned to contact municipalities and cancel the alert.
The initiator of the law, MK Eitan Ginzburg (blue and white), said in the Knesset plenum: On the growing parking shortage in Israeli cities, and will improve the face of cities. "