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wheel clamp

n
(Automotive Engineering) a device fixed onto one wheel of an illegally parked car in order to immobilize it. The driver has to pay to have it removed
vb
(Automotive Engineering) (tr) to attach a wheel clamp to (a vehicle)
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wheel clamp

denver boot
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Translations
kerékbilincs

wheel clamp

n (Aut) → ceppo m bloccaruote inv
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Cars in Grosvenor Avenue, Meliden Road, Beverley Drive and Highbury Avenue in Prestatyn and a number of locations in Rhyl were seen with wheel clamps and labelled with an "Untaxed" sticker on the windscreen.
The Manila city government will start using wheel clamps next week on illegally parked vehicles after private towing services were suspended amid mounting complaints of abuse.
They say: "Please can can you be mindful of this and consider further deterrent options such as wheel clams and steering wheel clamps etc."
Mrs Glindon recently contacted the British Parking Association concerning many local complaints from constituents who had fallen foul of excessive charges for removing wheel clamps at the Forum Shopping Centre.
North London-based FlashPark has taken a front seat role in developing parking solutions for private landowners, particularly since the ban on the use of wheel clamps on private land.
A BUILDER who cut wheel clamps off his van with an angle grinder has won a court battle to clear his name.
But the models bit off more than they could chew when they returned to find wheel clamps on both their cars - proving that not even this sexy duo can flirt their way out of a fine.
A British Telecom lamppost and DVLA wheel clamps were also among the items recovered.
The joint police and council operation also led to the recovery of two council-owned drain covers, a British Telecom lamppost, DVLA wheel clamps and a large amount of cable.
Head of Trading Standards Chris Neville said: "The companies involved are not applying wheel clamps to vehicles, they are towing vehicles away at the first opportunity to justify higher recovery charges.
A drive security post is a good anti-theft device, as are wheel clamps and high-visibility car steering-wheel locks.