PRIVATE WHEEL CLAMPING TO BE BANNED FROM OCTOBER 2012
Van and car drivers can breathe a sigh of relief after October 1st 2012, as a new ban on private wheel clamping comes into force. All such companies will face criminal charges and a fine if convicted of operating in officially unauthorised areas illegally.
When the ban starts it will be against the law to clamp, tow away or immobilise a vehicle without the authority to do so. The new legislation will only see clamping and immobilisation carried out by the police, local authorities, government agencies such as the DVLA and VOSA, and other bodies acting in accordance with statutory or other powers, such as railway stations and airports.
This will be good news for commercial and van fleet operators with vehicles such as new Ford vans or Ford Transit vans, who until now have been at risk of clamping when going about their daily delivery routines.