Vehicle Clamping Act 2015

Exemptions from certain provisions of Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2014 for clamping operations

33. (1) Requirements under regulations made under section 35 or bye-laws made under section 36 or 36A of the Road Traffic Act 1994 relating to the parking of a vehicle or the entry of a vehicle to a road do not apply to a vehicle being used by a clamping operator or under the direction of a clamping operator in the course of clamping activities in respect of unlawful parking in a public place, where such use does not endanger the safety of or impede road users.

(2) Where a member of the Garda Síochána considers that a clamping operator or a person acting under the operator’s direction has parked a vehicle in the course of clamping activities in a public place which endangers the safety of or impedes road users, the member may require him or her to move the vehicle to such location as the member directs to carry out such activities.

(3) A person who fails to comply with a requirement made of him or her by a member of the Garda Síochána under subsection (2) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class C fine.

(4) In this section “clamping operator” means a clamping officer (within the meaning of section 101B).