Motorists could have their cars immobilised for minor offences
Wheel clamps are to become more common
Motorists who commit minor driving offences face being wheel clamped under plans for a major expansion of the scheme.
Motorists could find their vehicles immobilised or impounded rather than being taken to court, the Lord Chancellor has announced.
The proposal is part of a radical scheme to remove millions of minor crimes from the court system to ease the burden on magistrates.
Lord Falconer of Thoroton also said he would change the law to make it easier for people to take time off work to sit as JPs.
The BBC and TV Licensing Authority may be given new powers to issue their own summonses for licence dodging, the Lord Chancellor's White Paper said.
And the DVLA could play a greater role in tackling minor motoring crimes.
"The use of wheel clamping, vehicle impounding and intelligence-led enforcement, together with a national network of enforcement officers operating from the agency's 40 local offices, provides further options for dealing with less serious offences outside the magistrates' courts system,'' the White Paper said.
Lord Falconer added: "More wheel clamping would be a good idea.''