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Poll: Should clamping charges in Dublin be reduced?

Clamping fees due to Dublin City Council increased by €100,000 in 2016 according to a report in today’s Irish Times.

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LAST YEAR, DUBLIN City Council collected more than €4.2 million in fees from clamped cars around the city.

Documents released to the Irish Times under Freedom of Information show that an average of 153 cars were clamped each day during 2016.

At €80 per offence, Council revenue from clamping fees increased by roughly €100,000 for the year.

Clamping is generally seen as a necessary deterrent in order to keep city centre streets relatively clutter-free, and to encourage traffic flow. But, given cars can often be clamped on otherwise empty streets, is the fee being charged in the capital excessive?

We’re asking: Should clamping charges in Dublin be reduced?

Poll Results:

Yes (6507)
No (3496)
I don't know (401)

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