Vehicle Clamping Act 2015

Prohibition on clamping and relocating certain vehicles

14. (1) A clamp shall not be fixed—

(a) in a clamping place, to—

(i) an ambulance (provided by a pre-hospital emergency care service provider recognised by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council),

(ii) a fire brigade vehicle of a fire authority (within the meaning of the Fire Services Act 1981 ),

(iii) any vehicle used by a member of the Garda Síochána or the Defence Forces in the performance of his or her duties, or

(iv) a vehicle used in connection with the operation of electronic or other apparatus referred to in section 81 (1) of the Road Traffic Act 2010 under an agreement in accordance with subsection (7) of that section and which is at a location determined by a member of the Garda Síochána not below the rank of Superintendent,


(b) in a statutory clamping place, to a vehicle on which there is displayed a disabled person’s parking permit, for the time being in force, unless the car park controller or clamping operator has reasonable grounds for believing that the vehicle is not parked for the convenience of the person to whom the permit was granted.

(2) A vehicle referred to in subsection (1)(a) shall not be relocated.

(3) In this section “disabled person’s parking permit” means a permit granted under article 43 (inserted by the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 ( S.I. No. 239 of 2011 )) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations 1997 ( S.I. No. 182 of 1997 ).