Transport Minister Phil Twyford says wheel clamping needs to be illegal – and he is working on legislation to make that happen.
Twyford said on Monday he was working with Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi on legislation that would ban the controversial practice.
“It is time to change the law and either ban wheel clamping or regulate it.”
I don’t generally like banning things but it is hard to see a need for wheel clamping.
If someone parks where they shouldn’t, then just get them towed.
But all too often wheel clamping is used as a form of extortion with demands to pay $700 for a 10 minute park.
So if Twyford does act on this, good on him.