Clampers Death on Private Lands

Monday, August 16, 2010

On Tuesday Government will announce a policy that Wheel clampers are to be banned from operating on private land.

The ban comes after 20 years the practice was outlawed in Scotland, with only unlicensed vehicles able to be clamped in Northern Ireland. After application of law , anyone who clamps a vehicle or tows it away on private land will face big fines or even jail.

Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone has said "The coalition government has an agreement and a commitment to tackle rogue wheel clampers on private land and that's what we're doing. The decision is to ban them."

Trading Standards officers in Birmingham have been calling for a ban on clamping for more than 20 years.
According to Chris Neville "A big warning sign at the entrance to the car park is normally sufficient to keep people away but what's happened historically is that wheel clampers wouldn't do that because really they just want people to park on land as an income generating tactic."
The head of AA public Affairs has welcome this announcement and said "It is a momentous decision that will end a scourge that has blighted the name of parking control in private parking areas for so long.”


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