Wednesday 18 January 2017

Dreaded clampers cherry-picking their victims

Published 27/08/2010 | 05:00

A cherry-picker was clamped after parking officials spotted that it was illegally parked on Lime Street in the capital. Photo: Tom Burke
A cherry-picker was clamped after parking officials spotted that it was illegally parked on Lime Street in the capital. Photo: Tom Burke
Days earlier a cherry-picker was clamped on Townsend Street, Dublin. Photo: Justin Mac Innes

NO matter what size the wheel, it's never too big for a clamp. Drivers of large, cumbersome construction vehicles might think they can escape the dreaded clampers.

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However, the owners of two cherry-pickers have recently discovered they're not above the law.

Our photographs show not one but two of the vehicles clamped on neighbouring streets in Dublin over the past few days.

The first was slapped with the distinctive yellow clamp on Townsend Street, close to Trinity College, a few days ago; while the second was clamped just a short distance away on Lime Street yesterday.

A spokesman for Dublin Street Parking Services, which operates clamping services on behalf of the city council, said it's not the first time they have had to resort to clamping cherry-pickers.

"If it's parked illegally, we will clamp it," he warned.

Asked if it was possible to drive away with a clamp still fixed to the wheel, he said: "It's a standard clamp and should stop all vehicles."

Irish Independent

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