wheel clamp

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wheel clamp

a device fixed onto one wheel of an illegally parked car in order to immobilize it. The driver has to pay to have it removed
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FIRST CLAMP on a vehicle was in Denver in 1953 after the device - known in the US as the Denver Boot - was created by inventor and violinist Frank Marugg.
Anyone using clamps, known as the Denver Boot, or towing away vehicles will need to be fully-licensed under the Private Security Act 2003, which has already led to a registration scheme for bouncers.
A wheel clamp, known as the Denver Boot, has been put on Michael Ormston's car - even though his parents were told it was not at risk.
cops, city leaders now want to put the Denver Boot on their cars.
The company that makes and sells the Denver Boot has a new way to help you avoid getting one: a system that lets you pay for parking at meters and lots by using your cell phone.
AMERICANS call the wheel clamp a Denver Boot because it was invented in the Colorado city in 1953 by Frank Marugg, a Denver Symphony Orchestra violinist.
In 2003, this program brings to parking what the parking meter did in 1935 and the Denver Boot 1953.
To augment the enforcement element of the system, the Company manufactures the original Denver Boot and other enforcement tools.
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