He had investigated the matter after a request by the Chief of Police and found that it was illegal wheel-clamp or tow away
cars that were illegally parked because only the police had the right to do this.
The City's Chevrolet team van died in a tow away
zone and disappeared into San Francisco's vehicle impound matrix.
But new legislation, the Police Reform Act 2002, now gives police the power to tow away
the cars of drivers who use their vehicles in a manner that causes alarm, distress or annoyance.
A LAWYER is mounting a legal challenge against Scottish local authorities over their powers to tow away
illegally parked cars.
COUNCIL street inspectors have the power to tow away
abandoned cars left on the street or on council land.
MANILA -- China was warned Thursday against trying to tow away
the BRP Sierra Madre from Ayungin Shoal, as this could be considered an attack against the Philippines and prompt the United States to defend the country in keeping with their Mutual Defense Treaty.
The Abu Dhabi Municipality signedAacontracts with two companies last Monday to tow away
dirty carsAaandAacars left by their owners in the city'sAaparking lots as part of its efforts to maintain the aesthetic face of the capital.
However, with the situation worsening, the police would simply tow away
the car and only inform the owner later, said the official.
Father-of-five Joe Johnson, 69, who has lived in Uppingham Road for more than 30 years, called police to tow away
cars twice in the past week after finding his driveway blocked.
Anyone towed away for illegal parking faces a cost of nearly pounds 150 for having their vehicle released - pounds 105 for the tow away
, pounds 12 per day storage and a fixed penalty ticket of pounds 30.
Although intended to tighten up on ``cowboy clampers'', the proposed legislation does not address the problem of unscrupulous operators who tow away
cars, then demand massive release fees.
At present, it can take council officials up to a week to tow away
cars abandoned on the road.
From Friday, the trucks will tow away
any cars committing an obstruction at a cost of pounds 150 to the individual.