From the 1st October 2012 it will be illegal for any private organisation to clamp, tow away or immobilise a vehicle without lawful authority to do so. Anyone who breaks the law will face criminal charges and a fine if convicted.
This will in effect restrict such services from anyone other than police, local authorities, government agencies such as the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) – plus other bodies acting in accordance with statutory or other powers, such as railway stations and airports.
This is some positive news for drivers amongst England and Wales who may have fallen victim to trivial of offences in car parks for simply parking slightly over their allocated space.
Roll on October!
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