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

heovangheovang

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

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    monkeybrains
    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.
    magicjay1986
    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.
    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.

    Edited By: peodude on Oct 26, 2010 23:12: sausages
    heovang
    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 ?
    peodude
    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.
    civms47
    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...
    Johnmcl7
    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
    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
    csiman
    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.
    csiman
    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
    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.


    Edited By: A-n-d-y on Oct 27, 2010 07:57: .
    bossyboots
    @ 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: .
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    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!)
    guv
    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.
    vibeone
    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.
    TUSSFC
    No one has mentioned that she had been clamped in the same place in the past and was let off. Her own fault IMO.
    Alfonse
    clamping laws have or are changing, clamping on private land will be/is illegal
    vibeone
    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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