The Parking Association of Montenegro, a professional association of parking companies, held a meeting last week in Kolašin. The meeting was attended by members of the association – representatives of parking companies from Ulcinj, Budva, Tivat, Herceg Novi, Nikšić, Pljevlja, Bijelo Polje, Berane and Podgorica.
The topic of the meeting was the existing legislative framework dealing with the field of parking in Montenegro, as well as comparative practices in the countries in the region. It was concluded that the existing regulations in the field of stationary traffic in Montenegro are quite outdated, that they do not follow modern legal and technical-technological solutions, which causes numerous problems for companies engaged in this activity and users of parking services. Also, the status of these companies as providers of communal parking services in relation to other providers of communal services is not appropriate and in the coming period the focus of the association will be to improve this status and bring it on par with other utilities, recognized through the Law on Utilities.
The association will insist on innovating the Law on Road Traffic Safety in order to follow the technical and technological progress in this area. For this purpose, contact has already been established with the Police Directorate, which has recognized the initiative of the association to improve this area. Adequate proposals, with concrete measures, will be sent to the Union of Municipalities, all local self-governments and competent state institutions.
The leadership of the Association was also elected at the meeting. Mr. Miladin Vidaković, Director of Parking Service Herceg Novi and Mr. Ismar Ćorović, Director of Parking Service Bijelo Polje were elected Vice Presidents of the Association, while Mr. Nusret Canović, Director of Parking Service Podgorica was elected for President of the Association.