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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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ROAD-TAX dodgers in Warwickshire face a major crackdown with wheel-clamping units and special camera vans out and about from today.
He said: "The Government is determined to stamp out bad practice and make cowboy wheel-clamping a thing of the past.
Wheel-clamping, according to insurance company LV=.
AN OUTRAGED Black Country social worker, suing a wheel-clamping firm in a bid to force a change in law, is being backed in his battle by Midland MP Lynne Jones.
City councillors in Birmingham have called on the Government to make wheel-clamping illegal.
WHEEL-CLAMPING is to be phased out in central London.
The wheel-clamping boss has now moved into the pounds 3million West London home she shares with her two children.
The same private wheel-clamping company was blasted by Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon when he was clamped while on official business in the town.
High noon for the cowboy clampers looks like being extended as the Security Industry Authority is seeking ministerial approval to postpone the deadline for licensing wheel-clamping on private land.
Although illegal in Scotland, wheel-clamping is big business in London, where some firms charge huge recovery fees and pay staff around pounds 40 commission for each snare.
From today four wheel-clamping units will be patrolling the area, and six automatic number plate recognition camera vans will also be on the roads.
Ten years after Scots law outlawed private wheel-clamping, new legislation to deal with the problem in England and Wales is likely to lead to a new set of problems for drivers, warns the AA.