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Apcoa Clamping

  • 10-08-2019 1:00pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 1 stonersimpson


    Got clamped today in Grand Canal docks after 20 mins after my expiry time. There was heavy rain at the time and I was taking shelter in a nearby shop.
    I wasn’t given a ticket number just the clamp and the sticker to say I got clamped. I couldn’t pay it off on my phone as I wasn’t given a ticket pr anything. Only saw the driver driving around and he said he’ll do it on his phone so I had to enter my details on his phone to be able to pay it off. I also wasn’t given a receipt for it.
    Is there any way I can appeal this?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,608 ✭✭✭✭ Spook_ie


    Got clamped today in Grand Canal docks after 20 mins after my expiry time. There was heavy rain at the time and I was taking shelter in a nearby shop.
    I wasn’t given a ticket number just the clamp and the sticker to say I got clamped. I couldn’t pay it off on my phone as I wasn’t given a ticket pr anything. Only saw the driver driving around and he said he’ll do it on his phone so I had to enter my details on his phone to be able to pay it off. I also wasn’t given a receipt for it.
    Is there any way I can appeal this?

    Assuming that because it was APCOA it was a private parking area then SI 421 of 2017 is the go to.

    https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Vehicle_Clamping__Signage_Regulations_2017.pdf

    Check the regulations over Section 13
    Form of clamping notice
    13. (a) The form of a clamping notice, other than a notice being issued in
    respect of a vehicle being clamped under section 101B, shall be that
    set out in Schedule 1 to these Regulations or a form substantially to
    the same effect.
    (b) A clamping notice issued in accordance with paragraph (a) shall be-
    (i) fully legible;
    (ii) printed on water-proof material or be contained within a transparent water-proof envelope or covering when fixed to the
    vehicle in accordance with section 13 of the Act; and
    14 [421]
    (iii) wholly contained in one sheet of paper or similar material.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,148 ✭✭✭ Salary Negotiator


    Why would you appeal?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,608 ✭✭✭✭ Spook_ie


    Why would you appeal?

    Why would you not, it doesn't increase the fee and might get you €125 back


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,066 ✭✭✭✭ Odyssey 2005


    Some first post. 20 mins after the ticket expires and you want to appeal. The clamper worked in the rain,surely you could walk in it.
    I hate the cnuts, but you were by your own admission, in the wrong here.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,148 ✭✭✭ Salary Negotiator


    Spook_ie wrote: »
    Why would you not, it doesn't increase the fee and might get you €125 back

    Fair point. A better question to ask is on what grounds would the OP appeal?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,523 ✭✭✭ Sonny noggs


    Fair point. A better question to ask is on what grounds would the OP appeal?

    It was raining.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,066 ✭✭✭✭ Odyssey 2005


    It was raining.

    :):):)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,148 ✭✭✭ Salary Negotiator


    It was raining.

    Op must’ve been at the hairdressers.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,523 ✭✭✭ Sonny noggs


    Op must’ve been at the hairdressers.

    OP might have been stoned.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,608 ✭✭✭✭ Spook_ie


    Fair point. A better question to ask is on what grounds would the OP appeal?

    Appeal on any of the grounds covered by the SI, would sound from the OP that the clamper failed to put the statutory notice on the windscreen.


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