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.
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From today four wheel-clamping units will be "roving" around the area targeting road-tax dodgers.
The new measures, part of the Private Security Industry Act 2001, are intended to improve the regulation of the wheel-clamping industry.
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WHEEL-CLAMPING should be outlawed to end the epidemic of "shocking, unacceptable" cases, the AA will say today.
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THE RAC is on the lookout for the worst wheel-clamping company in the country for the Dick Turpin Award for being the modern equivalent of a highway robber.
The DVLA revealed the figures as it warned that its self-styled wheel-clamping 'hit-squads' are once again in the area.
AN OUTRAGED motorist is suing a wheel-clamping firm for pounds 30,000 in a bid to force a change in law.
A squad will shadow a wheel-clamping unit in the North who are targeting road tax evaders.