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Here are the top 10 spots for getting clamped in Dublin

A new report shows that two cars in Dublin were clamped a total of 54 times in four years.

Clamp Map Source: Google Mpas

THE 10 STREETS in Dublin where the most clampings take place have been revealed in a new report.

The Report of Parking Appeals, undertaken by the Parking Appeals Officer for Dublin City Council, William Keilthy, analyses the clamping data in Dublin city for 2015.

The top 10 streets for vehicle clampings in Dublin city (and the number of clampings that occurred there last year) are:

  1. Ormond Quay Upper (768)
  2. Mespil Road (740)
  3. Burlington Road (668)
  4. Wolfe Tone Street (660)
  5. Waterloo Road (645)
  6. Merrion Square West (600)
  7. Molesworth Street (566)
  8. Gardiner Street Lower (561)
  9. Earlsfort Terrace (496)
  10. South Circular Road (482)

Multiple clampings

Among the figures contained in the report, two cars in Dublin were clamped a total of 54 times in four years, the report shows.

In total, 54,069 cars were clamped in Dublin in 2015.

The vast majority of these were one-time offenders (407,330).

The author of the report found that the two most persistent offenders were clamped every three to four weeks on average over a period of four years.

For offenders like these, the report states that “it is clear that the current declamp fees are not an effective deterrent”.

Currently, it costs €80 to have your car de-clamped by Dublin Street Parking Services (DSPS), the company that runs DCC’s parking services contract.

The author of the report argues that there was a “strong case” for introducing tiered fees for repeat offenders.

For example, the report states that drivers who are clamped more than three times in 12 months could be charged €160 – double the regular charge.

“If that did not work then the council should have the right to increase this fee further for these types of offenders,” the report states.

The report is due to be presented to the Strategic Policy Committee on Transport and Traffic tomorrow and will be made available to the public then.

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