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just read this tonight, any feelings from the good old paying public <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/argue.gif" alt="" />


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.''

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sounds to me the councils may have something to do with this aswell, bloody jobsworths

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zody said:
sounds to me the councils may have something to do with this aswell, bloody jobsworths


I take exception to that remark <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> We aint all 'jobsworths' <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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People parking in a place where they shouldn't and getting punished for it...WHATEVER NEXT!?

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Paula, I am a council worker and def. not a jobs worth, a bit of humour me and BJR both share

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I was only joking - I didn't take it literally.
The council where I worked ticketed the whole of the car park a couple of weeks ago (a Saturday). They were all attending a wedding.
What makes it worse is you don't pay on a Saturday anyway lol

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our transport dept collecting the internal post to distribute were ticketed by the police station opposite the town hall

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I wonder what sort of "minor offences" they have in mind?

I never understood the logic of clamps. If you're not allowed to park somewhere it is presumably because it would cause an obstruction. So they don't want you to park there, fair enough. So someone does park there, so they stick a thing on the wheel so the car can't move, so it continues to cause an obstruction.

If it's a money grabbing thing, like yellow lines and parking meters, by clamping and immobilising a car they stop a fee-paying "customer" parking there.

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good point




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