wheel-clamping


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wheel-clamping

the practice of immobilizing a motor vehicle for illegal parking. The lawful authorities now have this power in many legal systems. Without such powers the practice can infringe the criminal law depending on the circumstances and the legal system applying: see e.g. TRESPASS, THEFT, EXTORTION. So great have been the problems in England and Wales that there is now legislation against the UNLICENSED WHEEL-CLAMPER.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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From today four wheel-clamping units will be "roving" around the area targeting road-tax dodgers.
From today four wheel-clamping units will be patrolling the area, and six automatic number plate recognition camera vans will also be on the roads.
A Birmingham head teacher ordered the wheel-clamping of cars belonging to teachers of a neighbouring school - even though they were in a shared car park.
Ten years after Scots law outlawed private wheel-clamping, new legislation to deal with the problem in England and Wales is likely to lead to a new set of problems for drivers, warns the AA.
Fine income from unlicensed vehicles on public roads totalled pounds 11.1m in 2008-09 (pounds 11.4m in 2007-08) with wheel-clamping fines rising from pounds 7.3m to pounds 7.9m, according to data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
WHEEL-CLAMPING should be outlawed to end the epidemic of "shocking, unacceptable" cases, the AA will say today.
I SAW the story in the Mail on October 16 about Garnet Grey from Walsall suing a wheel-clamping firm for pounds 30,000 in a bid to force a change in the law.
We put together an operation with the DVLA wheel-clamping unit .
A DVLA spokeswoman said the landlord of the building recently introduced wheel-clamping arrangements to prevent vehicles being parked inappropriately or without prior permission at St Mark's House and nearby Westminster House properties.
The DVLA revealed the figures as it warned that its self-styled wheel-clamping 'hit-squads' are once again in the area.
Fine income from having an unlicensed vehicle on a public road totalled pounds 11.4m in 2007-08 (pounds 11.1m in 2006- 07) with wheel-clamping fines rising from pounds 4.4m to pounds 7.3m.
A squad will shadow a wheel-clamping unit in the North who are targeting road tax evaders.