There are few situations as instantly infuriating as discovering a big yellow clamp welded to the wheel of your car.

Clamps leave you stranded, cost a bomb to remove and no one understands that you “genuinely just left the car there for a minute”.

Because of this, it is with great pleasure that we can report there will soon be a cap of €100 on clamp removal fees in Ireland thanks to a new law which is due to be signed in by the Minister for Transport.

According to the Irish Independent, the Vehicle Clamping Act was actually passed 17 months ago, but because a commencement order was not signed at the time, there has been a considerable delay in its introduction.

The decision will now be subject to a Dáil vote. 

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