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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While the wheel clamp is being removed a pair of bolt cutters can be seen on the ground next to the vehicle.
Mr Redmond, who gave evidence in court, said checks revealed an MG sports car parked at the address was registered to Wilkinson and he returned on August 15 and applied a wheel clamp.
The Manila city government will start using wheel clamps next week on illegally parked vehicles after private towing services were suspended amid mounting complaints of abuse.
As every reasonably intelligent law-abiding citizen knows, forcibly removing a wheel clamp is an offence under the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 and could result in a large fine and/or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 51 weeks.
Security equipment ranging from sturdy wheel clamps to tracking devices and alarms can help deter thieves.
Most insurance companies insist the minimum precaution taken when a caravan is left unattended is to fit a hitch lock or wheel clamp.
BURSTING into tears, throwing a tantrum and flirting are the most common ploys used by motorists to avoid a wheel clamp.
A 71-YEAR-OLD man was arrested and locked up for more than two hours after attempting to remove a wheel clamp Aldo Birri, of Westcliff-onsea, Essex, received a parking ticket in September 2007 but failed to settle the pounds 66 fine with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council until April last year, the authority said.
Mr Woodward also said Mr Madden had deducted a wheel clamp fee from his wages without proper authorisation.
A licence is needed to attach a wheel clamp to a vehicle ( but demanding the release fee is not licensed so cowboy firms are still able to intimidate motorists into paying.
He brought in a wheel clamp and clamped my car in the car park.
They went for him with a wheel clamp and circular saw, leaving him for dead.