VICTIMS of car clampers who feel they have been unfairly treated could be given the right to take the cases to appeal at an independent tribunal.
Drivers in Uxbridge Road, Hayes, and Uxbridge High Street, have reported particular problems with clampers in recent months.
One case saw a disabled woman forced to hobble home after her car was clamped and she did not have the money to pay for its release.
New plans unveiled by Government ministers will tighten the rules on clampers, limiting the amount they can charge motorists.
Home Office Minister Alan Campbell said: "The government is committed to preventing abuses by unscrupulous wheel clamping firms and their employees.
"The introduction of an independent appeals process will for the first time provide independent recourse for motorists who feel aggrieved by unfair practices of rogue clamping businesses."
The measures are to be added to proposals in the new Crime and Security Bill for a compulsory licensing scheme coming into operation in 2011.
Motorists who claim to have been unfairly clamped on private land are to be given the right to appeal to independent tribunals for compensation.
Under the latest proposals, rogue clampers could be forced to pay back excessive fees and award drivers compensation.
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