Tuesday 25 July 2017

New law will limit clamping charge to €100

Maximum charges for releasing a clamp or relocating a vehicle will finally be signed off by the Cabinet. Stock Image
Maximum charges for releasing a clamp or relocating a vehicle will finally be signed off by the Cabinet. Stock Image
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

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.

Transport Minister Shane Ross. Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency
Transport Minister Shane Ross. Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

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.

Irish Independent

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