New law will limit clamping charge to €100
Published 18/10/2016 | 02:30
Maximum charges for releasing a clamp or relocating a vehicle will finally be signed off by the Cabinet.
The new law was passed 17 months ago but Transport Minister Shane Ross did not sign a commencement order. However, it's understood the delay was to allow the National Transport Authority (NTA) to train up its staff to enforce the new rules.
The legislation, known as the Vehicle Clamping Act, sets the maximum release fee for clamping at €100 and relocation at €50.
There have been cases where some private clampers have charged up to €300.
Fine Gael backbencher Noel Rock has raised the issue on a number of occasions.
The decision will be subject to a Dáil vote.