Nearly 130 Cars Clamped Everyday

Elaine Stenson
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On average, 129 motorists are caught out by clampers in Dublin City everyday.

The latest figures indicate a reduction in illegal parking rates.

New figures show that more than 23,300 vehicles were clamped in the first six months of this year.

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According to the Irish Independent, Mespil Road remains the top blackspot for illegal parking in Dublin city, with 416 vehicles clamped there between January and June.

Ranelagh has emerged as a new clamping danger zone with 320 in the first half of this year, compared to only 35 over the same period last year.

Despite a high-profile campaign by a number of cycling groups to highlight the extent of illegal parking on cycle lanes, 125 vehicles were clamped for parking on a cycle lane.

The figure is up on 49 for the same period in 2018, and overall last year the council made €3.2m in clamp release fees.