The problem of private (and often unlicensed) clamping firms wielding their expensive axe often makes the headlines.
But it seems there’s even more potential misery on the way for drivers unfortunate enough to be hit.
The temptation to vent your spleen – and throw in the odd cuss word – at clampers could land you a £50 fine on top of the release fee.
Take a look around some of the parking hotspots on your patch – especially pub car parks – and see what fines are being imposed.
Canvass drivers and see if they’ve suffered at the hands of the wheel clampers and been fined for hitting out.