Clamp down on rogue clampers

From 1st October it will be an offence to clamp, tow, block-in or immobilise a vehicle on private land without the proper lawful authority

The step will end the practice of rogue clamping by firms that then charge extortionate release fees to motorists caught by them.

Under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 if a firm is caught breaking the new laws they could face an unlimited fine. Motorists have been forking out £55 million every year to rogue clamping and towing firms with an average release fee of £112.

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