Wheel clamping legislation passes first reading

Published: 09 April 2019

The Land Transport (Wheel Clamping) Amendment Bill has passed its first reading in Parliament.

The Bill is aimed at better protecting motorists from unscrupulous wheel clamping operators. It sets a cap of $100 as the maximum amount that wheel clampers can charge motorists to unclamp their vehicle.

Wheel clampers who charge motorists more than the fee cap will be committing an offence, and the Police will enforce this rule.

The new rules are intended to provide greater clarity so that motorists will know when they are being overcharged by wheel clampers, and can contest a fee when asked to pay more than the fee cap.

The Bill is expected to pass by the end of 2019.

Read the Minister’s media release on the Beehive site.(external link)