I wrote about this way back in August 2010, when it was announced that private wheel clamping was to be banned. It just goes to show how long it can be between something “going to happen” and it “actually happening”.
The DSA has just issued this alert which says that the ban will come into force on 1 October, 2012. So, more than two years after it “going to happen”!
In effect, this will ban most clamping and towing by anyone other than the 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.
So City Estates – the crooks who have been clamping all and sundry near the Colwick Test Centre – will finally have that shady source of income cut off.