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What a joke !! This stupid/ hungry private parking clamp firm

heovang Avatar
6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
Here is the news !!

http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/26102010/36/car-clamped-kids-inside-0.html

What can you do if it happens to you ? When the police refused to be involved ? WHat happen if you just get a recovery service and tow it away ?

I thought private clampers are not allowed anymore ?

Obviously the guy who clamped her car is an absolutely **** when he should have seen kids are in the car
heovang Avatar
6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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#1
banned#2
Should you be leaving kids in a car? Even for 'two minutes"?
#3
JonnyTwoToes
Should you be leaving kids in a car? Even for 'two minutes"?


The question is regarding the clamper..lol..They are not infants or young baby at least..lol
#4
As usual it's always the fault of the car owner rather than the clamper.
banned#5
It wasn't a leading question. I haven't got kids so I don't know.

I hate clampers so not a good subject for me to comment on..... I'll get suspended again! X)
#6
Not exactly 'fair'.. but if she had parked illegally then a clamp is a clamp. How often do you bemoan a car that is poorly parked or obstructing the road, wishing it was ticketed or reported to the relevant authorities? I'm sure the kids will survive.. and as said before, leaving kids on their own in a car for what must be more than two minutes (to be able to issue the fine and clamp the wheel), isn't a great idea.
#7
I got clamped by one of these companies, when I was parked in a space I thought was the public car park, I was according to them 3 spaces too far into a private car park??
Anyways my eldest waso nly 5 months and at childminder, I had been to dentist, Had a filling so wasnt in good mood and they were just stood there demanding £100 off me there and then!

I didnt have it, so luckily hubby had just come back from sea so managed to get it from his account and pay them there and then to just take clamp off! If it wasnt for my baby at childminder I would of left it!

Funny thing was I turned up at about 10:35 and the time on the parking ticket was 10:32!!! I am sure they sat there watching me and didnt warn me I was out of public spaces!
banned#8
I love this bit

I was so upset and the kids were crying

LOL...my 12 year old son would have just come and got me and said that the car was being clamped.
1 Like #9
Victoria Whitmore, a community care nurse from Berkshire, had gone into a doctors' surgery for “two minutes”,


lol shes a woman, 2 minutes means an hour. Serves her right.
#10
No....she was in the wrong. There are no excuses for leaving a kid in the car for any length of time. Hope she learns a lesson from this.
banned#11
why are the kids even relevant? its like its OK to clamp if the car is empty but not if kids are inside?
Lucky it was a man with a clamp, could have been a man with some sweets.
banned#12
The clamper was just doing what he was contracted to do by the pub landlord....silly cow had parked there before and got clamped, so she knew the score
#13
slamdunkin
I love this bit

I was so upset and the kids were crying

LOL...my 12 year old son would have just come and got me and said that the car was being clamped.


Agreed how over protected are those children?
1 Like #14
clamping is completely illegal in scotland-surely time it was nationwide?
[mod]#15
pinkleponkle
As usual it's always the fault of the car owner rather than the clamper.


Would she have been clamped after "paying and displaying" in a car park? No. She got clamped because she was parked on someone elses land. So I fail to see how this is anyones fault but her own...
#16
magicjay you just quoted me agreeing with me
#17
If you want to get a vehicle off your private land, then surely immobilising it is not the best way?

Bring on next year when clamping is made illegal in England, in-line with Scotland
banned#18
peodude
If you want to get a vehicle off your private land, then surely immobilising it is not the best way?

Bring on next year when clamping is made illegal in England, in-line with Scotland


what would you suggest they do?

As long as there were signs up that could be easily seen, then more fool her for parking there.
banned#19
The landlord will get a nice large cut of her fine...she'll be more than welcome to park there again.
#20
peodude
If you want to get a vehicle off your private land, then surely immobilising it is not the best way?

Bring on next year when clamping is made illegal in England, in-line with Scotland


I fully agree with this statement

We have Citywatch operating in our area, they are mental!

To sum up how mental they are:
We have to drive about 10 metres down an alleyway to get to our security entry gate where you have to get out of the car and put the pin code in for the gate to open.
Last month, I got out of the car to put the pin in the gate, as I stopped they pulled into the alley behind me (which is pretty normal as the alley carries on round to behind some shops where they operate) and stopped. I assumed because they didn't want to squeeze through the gap behind my car, but NO THEY WATCHED ME GET OUT OF MY CAR TO PUT THE PIN CODE IN AND CLAMPED MY CAR BEFORE I GOT TO BACK IN THE CAR! :| I was speechless for about 3 second before I let rip on them and they took it off - are they mad?
They also did the same thing to my uncles family in the same situation about 2 weeks before this.

I seriously can't wait to see those thugs out of business, people park in the alley to pop to the sweet shop and come back to a £80 ticket and £485 clamp release fee, all for 2 minutes parking in the wrong place. People parking have been in my way before but having to pay £500+ for that 2 minute mistake is just wrong

Edited By: Mrs.Z on Oct 26, 2010 22:54: adding info
#21
the government is all talk and no action. illegal clamping will carry on no matter how many laws are brought in there will always be loop holes clampers use.
[mod]#22
pinkleponkle
magicjay you just quoted me agreeing with me


I misread your comment!! Must mean I have had a long day and time to turn in for the night.
#23
A few more issues, the police refusing to get involved, citing "civil matter" proves that woman was NOT parked illegally, merely in breach of a contract that she may or may not have knew she was entering.

If you believe you have been unlawfully clamped, then you are legally able to cut it off. There is a 'self help' exemption in the criminal damage part of the law.

I agree that landowners should have some rights, but in many many case, the companies they employ go way too far. Landowners employ parking companies to solve the parking problems, it is not in the best interests of the parking companies to solve the parking problems, as there will be no income. Once they've scared off all the visitors, they will start on the tenants of the car park, whether that be workers in a retail car park, or residents in a residential car park.

Edited By: peodude on Oct 26, 2010 23:12: sausages
#24
peodude
A few more issues, the police refusing to get involved, citing "civil matter" proves that woman was NOT parked illegally, merely in breach of a contract that she may or may not have knew she was entering.

If you believe you have been unlawfully clamped, then you are legally able to cut it off. There is a 'self help' exemption in the criminal damage part of the law.

I agree that landowners should have some rights, but in many many case, the companies they employ go way too far. Landowners employ parking companies to solve the parking problems, it is not in the best interests of the parking companies to solve the parking problems, as there will be no income. Once they've scared off all the visitors, they will start on the tenants of the car park, whether that be workers in a retail car park, or residents in a residential car park.


This is very correct, as I have seen some blokes got their cars clamped in an evening at a clearly displayed that Private Land, the car was clamped but they were driving a **** car so they kept driving back and forward to brake the clamp. The clamper get the police involved as they are patrolling near the pub, once the police got there, they let those guys went off as they didn't see it happened and there is no proof, the rest of people who was being honest ended up paying release fees.

My question raise what happen if we get our own recovery service come and tow the car away ?
#25
heovang
My question raise what happen if we get our own recovery service come and tow the car away ?


Nothing legally, as long as you give the clampers the clamp back when you get it off. Illegally though, clampers are known to be a bit of a rough lot, so expect some hassle, possibly escalating to violence.
1 Like #26
JonnyTwoToes
Should you be leaving kids in a car? Even for 'two minutes"?


Very young kids, no. But a 12 and 7 year old would be fine I'd think...
#27
barky
clamping is completely illegal in scotland-surely time it was nationwide?

It will be next year as all private clamping is also going to be banned in England and Wales although this is leading to much more aggressive behaviour from clamping companies to get the money in while they still can.

John
#28
choc1969
No....she was in the wrong. There are no excuses for leaving a kid in the car for any length of time. Hope she learns a lesson from this.


its a kid not an infant
banned#29
peodude
A few more issues, the police refusing to get involved, citing "civil matter" proves that woman was NOT parked illegally, merely in breach of a contract that she may or may not have knew she was entering.

If you believe you have been unlawfully clamped, then you are legally able to cut it off. There is a 'self help' exemption in the criminal damage part of the law.


I agree that landowners should have some rights, but in many many case, the companies they employ go way too far. Landowners employ parking companies to solve the parking problems, it is not in the best interests of the parking companies to solve the parking problems, as there will be no income. Once they've scared off all the visitors, they will start on the tenants of the car park, whether that be workers in a retail car park, or residents in a residential car park.

really? My mate cut a clamp off with an angle grinder and the police were around within 2-3 hours looking for it and he was interviewed at the station at length. No charges as they couldnt find the clamp as he'd chucked it in the river.
banned#30
MR1123
choc1969
No....she was in the wrong. There are no excuses for leaving a kid in the car for any length of time. Hope she learns a lesson from this.


its a kid not an infant

A 7 year old is an infant imo
#31
It amazes me the amount of young children i see about without parents, ive seen children even at 7 on there own, a child could be kidnapped abused or run over so many things could happen and i find it disturbing that any parent could leave a child to do as they wish.

I know if i had a child i wouldnt let them out of my sight until they reached a certain age and knew the dangers and i knew they were street and road aware.


Edited By: A-n-d-y on Oct 27, 2010 07:57: .
#32
@ Andy - My son is 11 and never once has he ever been out wandering the streets with his friends. Am sure that will obviously change over the next couple of years but just now, no. I pick up his friends and take them to the cinema, bowling etc or their parents pick him up. We thankfully have a huge garden so in the summer there is loads out there to keep them all entertained.

I would say that the only real thing he does on his own is walk to the local sports centre in our village to go to his basketball class - but he has a mobile and always calls/texts to say thats him there (ten min walk). I think am mega strict but hate seeing these kids wandering about. My own childhood though was exactly that! My brothers, sister and I all out roaming the streets having time of our lives and only going home when we were hungry. I think because he is my only one I am maybe a bit OTT.



Edited By: bossyboots on Oct 27, 2010 08:03: .
banned#33
JonnyTwoToes
It wasn't a leading question. I haven't got kids so I don't know.I hate clampers so not a good subject for me to comment on..... I'll get suspended again! X)

Please continue to comment then..... :D (It's never stopped you in the past from commenting on things you have no idea!)
banned#34
A-n-d-y
It amazes me the amount of young children i see about without parents, ive seen children even at 7 on there own, a child could be kidnapped abused or run over so many things could happen and i find it disturbing that any parent could leave a child to do as they wish.I know if i had a child i wouldnt let them out of my sight until they reached a certain age and knew the dangers and i knew they were street and road aware.

There are some who claim things are no different now to what they were years ago. I simply dont subscribe to that. As a 5 year old, I was allowed outside - albeit not wandering away from my house. At 6, I'd take myself off to school. At 8, I'd be allowed to go and play with local friends in the street. At 9, I'd jump on a bus and go off swimming with friends. etc etc

Not a chance I'd allow this now with mine. (a) the traffic on the roads now is horrendous. (b) Kids are more prone to bullying and the parents happy to support their bullying scrotes instead of using discipline to control them. (c) The media has certainly made people more aware of the dangers.

Just as an example.... my current house was on a relatively quite road when it was bought 16 years ago. Today its a busy road used as a shortcut and heavily used. Its even now a bus route and used by articulated lorries despite it being a narrow road. 16 years ago, we'd not had too much problem letting them cross this road. Today, if we let them go over to friends who live just accross the way, we'd always insist we saw them accross the road. Things have changed.

I'd not have a problem with leaving either of mine in the car unnattended for a couple of minutes. Its hardly roaming the streets and you'd expect the car to be safe from someone effectively stealing it and not checking it when doing so. That to me shows complete negligence and real intent on making money rather than removing a problem.
banned#35
numptyj
Victoria Whitmore, a community care nurse from Berkshire, had gone into a doctors' surgery for “two minutes”,


lol shes a woman, 2 minutes means an hour. Serves her right.


I approve this comment.
#36
No one has mentioned that she had been clamped in the same place in the past and was let off. Her own fault IMO.
#37
clamping laws have or are changing, clamping on private land will be/is illegal
banned#38
dcx_badass
This is really good:
[url=%0Ahttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1323967/Motorist-thrown-floor-confronting-clamper-tried-impound-car.html]
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1323967/Motorist-thrown-floor-confronting-clamper-tried-impound-car.html[/url]

And if you have time to read the full thing it's much better:
[url=%0Ahttp://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?showtopic=45053]
http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?showtopic=45053[/url]


I've just read all of that.

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