Manchester Set To Clamp Down On Repeat Parking Offenders From Tomorrow
Serial offenders beware.
Manchester City Council has announced plans to punish those who repeatedly park illegally in the city.
The council's parking services contractor, NSL, is set to start clamping vehicles found parked illegally if they are already subject to three or more unpaid penalty charge notices and if the owner has previously ignored all attempts to contact them.
In a press release, the council said:
As well as deterring repeat evaders, the policy aims to catch out motorists who are driving unregistered cars and cannot otherwise be traced, or untaxed vehicles.
Drivers whose cars are clamped will be faced with a £40 release fee, on top of a parking ticket for the offence which prompted the enforcement action. Clamped cars will be towed away if the owner does not contact the council within 24 hours.
Any surplus income from parking charges and fines is spent on highways and environmental improvements, in accordance with legislation.
Executive Member for the Environment, Councillor Rosa Battle, said:
“This is a simple, efficient way to catch the small minority of drivers who believe that the law does not apply to them. It will help to prevent people with unregistered cars from getting away with persistently driving illegally in our neighbourhoods - reducing the nuisance and inconvenience they cause to the vast majority of law-abiding drivers.”
The new policy will be in place from Thursday the 1st of December so those of you who are prone to bad habits have under 24 hours to change your wicked ways.