> Whilst wheel clamping on public spaces is now illegal the owner of the land can still
> use a penalty charge notice civil debt penalty system to fine offenders
True, but in disputed cases it is now them that have to go to court for the money
rather than the driver. I would think this is rather difficult for them if you claim you
weren't the driver, as unlike official fines you are not legally required to state who
WAS the driver and the debt (it is not a fine) doesn't automatically default back
to the registered keeper.
The unfair terms in consumer contracts regulations will also apply, so charging
£150 for being in a parking space for 2 minutes is likely to get thrown out of court.
Basically, the racketeers are pretty much out of business.