Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Parking Companies Responsible for Vechicles

The Supreme Court has just passed a verdict ruling that vehicle parking companies should be fully responsible for any cars and or motorcycles that is stolen in the building or compound of parking that it managed.

This decision is very fair, because until now such parking companies charged cars/motorcycles with hourly parking rate only for the rental of parking space, but refuse to take responsibility for partial or total loss of car/motorcycle.

However, the Association of Shopping Center is not happy with this verdict, saying that the parking companies only provide parking spaces and do its best to prevent any stolen vehicles but cannot be asked to be responsible for them.

In connection with this verdict, the government of Jakarta plan to amend its by-law regarding Parking, among others by requiring parking companies to get insurance protection for all the vichicles parking in their area.

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25 comments:

pj said...

Thats interesting news Harry. I expect that the cost of parking will increase significantly if the lot owners were forced to buy insurance to protect against theft. I don't own a car here but is personal auto-theft insurance unavailable in indo?

Seiri Hanako said...

berkunjung

H. Nizam said...

Hi Pj,
Yes the owner of parking lot might increase the rate but cannot be so high.
Re: personal auto-theft insurance is available, but the Supreme Court wants the lot owner to be responsible for loss.

@Seiri,
Terima kasih atas kunjungan dan komentar anda.

fairuz said...

hi..

if the companies are taking responsiblity, they might work and guarding harder.

but just hope the fees wont increase..they just hv to serve more efficiently to prevent loss anyway

H. Nizam said...

Fairuz,
Yes, let us hope that the hourly rate would not increase very high.

Yari NK said...

It means the parking rate will rise and they will be responsible for any losses suffered by the owners of the vehicles. There are both bad and good news about it. The bad news of course there will likely be protests amongst the owners of the vehicles, and the good news is it will encourage people to use public transportation, of course it means it can be a healthier environment if lots of people switch to public transportation...

H. Nizam said...

Hi Yari,
Although rise in parking rate intended to guarantee safety of vehicle via insurance but it would surely be protested, especially now prices of commodities are rising high.
Re: public transportation, I am afraid it would not be a short term solution. Increasing number of buses etc would not be effective if the roads are still the same.

Sasak Blogger said...

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H. Nizam said...

Sasak Blogger,
Senang sekali berkenalan dengan anda dari Lombok, terima kasih telah follow blog saya. Lombok tempat yang bagus untuk berlibur, apabila dikembangkan secara baik pasti tidak kalah dengan Bali.

Bobi said...

This could work, and if it passes, I can only immagine how long the ownner of the car will wait for a payout from the companie insurance.
They'll fight it with tool and nail!

H. Nizam said...

Bobi,
You are right, the insurance co. would surely give vehicle theft victims a very hard time before giving compensation.

umihoney said...

If the parking companies have taken reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the vehicles parked in the premises (e.g. cctv etc) the insurance companies have to pay anyways.May even ensure safety for car owners to a certain extent.

Passionate About Blogging said...

I agree on regulating the fees in the parking lots especially in the shopping malls, I agree with holding the companies at least partially responsible for crimes committed (they do have security personnel around), but I disagree on any fees hike. Insurance companies would be laughing all the way to the bank... the authority must figure out a win-win solution.

KayZee said...

Well, I think they should be held responsible for any vehicles stolen from their lot. You park there under the assumsion your car will be kept safe, to a degree at least. Also, rate hikes don't always equal better service.

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H. Nizam said...

@Umihoney,
With the verdict the parking lot companies must be more serious in taking care of the vehicles a.o by insuring them.

@PassionateAboutBlogging,
Hi Ismail, glad to see you again.
I also agree that the parking lot co. should not raise their rate.
The authorities should study how it is done in other cities incl. Kuala Lumpur.

@KayZee,
Thank you for coming back.
I agree that rate hikes don't guarantee better quality.

colson said...

It may be an improvement but parking will become more expensive I assume.

H. Nizam said...

Colson,

Rate hikes, no matter how small, will always have impact on the over all market prices.

Dangsulaeman said...

keren...

salam
Bolehngeblog

H. Nizam said...

Dang Sulaeman,
Terima kasih atas kunjungan dan pujian anda.

Dangsulaeman said...

saya dah follow balik..trims

H. Nizam said...

Dang Sulaeman,
Terima kasih.

Edwin's Personal Blog said...

I think it's so much fair for consumers. They finally grab their rights for what they have to pay. It's a fair return I guess...

H. Nizam said...

Edwin,
If the rate is not hike then it would certainly be fair for consumers

Just Lola said...

Hmm, interesting.... Safety's most important! :)

H. Nizam said...

JustLola,
Yes, safety is most important.