23 Aug 2018

Govt clamps down on cowboy clampers - why no ban?

From Nine To Noon, 9:40 am on 23 August 2018
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To protect the public from paying excessive fees, the Government's announced a cap of $100 to get clamps removed. Consumer advocates say they should  have gone further and introduced a full ban.

Consumer New Zealand's Jessica Wilson says she hopes the new moves will stop some of the most outrageous behaviour, but would also like to see clear rules around signage, good character tests and it to be made easier  for motorists to make complaints.

Jessica talks to Lynn Freeman.