Heed warning signs, firm says, as Canary Wharf clamping 'face off' reaches fever pitch
Posted by Jason Nicholls.
A security firm is urging motorists to take due note of clamping warning signs, if they want to avoid fines, as the battle between drivers and clampers continues to escalate in an area of London.
According to the Docklands 24, the number of vehicles being clamped in Canary Wharf's South Quay area is increasing, with fines of over £200 being doled out to those drivers who get caught.
Motorists say the clampers are "lying in wait" to snare unsuspecting drivers. Frustration is reaching fever pitch, with drivers staging sit-in protests, the police getting involved, and people physically removing the clamps.
However, Parking Control Services, the firm that oversees security management for the area, told the newspaper that it operated a "very simple concept".
"Vehicles that park there are going to be clamped," a spokesperson said.
"Most motorists read and obey the warning signs but ten per cent take the chance and get caught out."
Earlier this month it was reported that a Cambridge man, called Baz, chained his car to a lamppost in protest at being clamped.
Cambridge News reported that he had refused to pay the £350 fee.
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