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Old 14th September 2009, 16:06   #1
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Default Wheel Clamps : Traffic Police's New Weapon

I was in Asia's biggest computer market today, Nehru Place, New Delhi. Those who have been to this place must be aware of the parking menace, particularly in the by-lanes.

The lane behind Satyam Cinemas (next to Eros Multilevel Car Parking) was the target of Traffic Police today. They put wheel clamps on all the cars there with stickers having the phone number owners/ drivers need to dial to de-clamp the car. De-Clamping only available from 10 AM-7 PM and the fine is Rs.100, better than having your car towed away which involves additional 200 bucks towing charges and other damages. Moreover, De-clamping time mentioned within 30-45 minutes.

Eros has developed a multilevel Parking lot but for those who have to park their cars throughout the day, the roadside parking proves cheap.

See the spikes, don't mess with them.
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Old 14th September 2009, 16:12   #2
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Hopefully these wont damage the cars / alloys which is a regular scene when the cars are being towed.
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Very good move, and gets a thumbs up from my side

However, proper implementation with NO damage to the vehicle is critical.
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Good to see the traffic polce with modern tools for a change. car owners need to watch out for thoes spikes.
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Although I never park my car in No Parking Zone but what if someone realises this after 7PM, I mean no de-clamping till the next day. And what if someone has an emergency, these issues need to be addressed.
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what if someone cuts these and drive away?
its not that easy but not too dificult with proper tools
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Similar equipments were introduced by Bangalore traffic police a few months back. People just park and go, without even bothering what problems they are creating for others.

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what if someone cuts these and drive away?
its not that easy but not too dificult with proper tools
I am sure the police note down the license number while locking the cars. The guy could be in big trouble then !!


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Although I never park my car in No Parking Zone but what if someone realises this after 7PM, I mean no de-clamping till the next day. And what if someone has an emergency, these issues need to be addressed.
Ideally, it should have been though of by the owner before parking in a restricted area. But even if that happens, the fine could be double if one wants to get it unlocked after office hours. I might be wrong, but I don't mind in the authorities being extra strict with such offenders. Fear of the law is the only deterrent in most cases.

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I've seen Hyd cops using such devices on Raj Bhavan Road since the past 2 years---but those devices are not so well-painted.
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this has been the culture in chennai for the past 2 - 3years. but not so sophisticated looking clamp. the clamps in chennai are made of rustic iron which are not much visible. one of my friend moved the car with the clamp without noticing it and had his wheel console damaged. so watch out for these clamps before driving off

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Seen similar device being used by Bangalore cops as well. The problem for the owner is that the car becomes grounded.

I still feel the old way of challaning with a note on the vehicle was better.
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one of my friend moved the car with the clamp without noticing it and had his wheel console damaged. so watch out for these clampsbefore driving off
Yes, this could be an issue. Perhaps a sticker on the windscreen will do nicely. Or the rule that the clamp should be put only on the front driver side tyre. That would surely be hard to miss.
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And the spikes would tear the tyre too

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Or the rule that the clamp should be put only on the front driver side tyre
i second that
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These clamps are better and more preferable to getting our cars towed away inappropriately, and hence damaged. wish they use these more and avoid towing away cars, will also lead to stopping of towing company and police tie-up with towing companies being owned by relative of the traffic police guys.
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what if someone cuts these and drive away?
its not that easy but not too dificult with proper tools
The leaflets which were put on the car's window using Cello tapes mentioned that unlocking these clamps by an unauthorised person and other such stuff are punishable under Indian Penal Code.
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