A wheel clamp, also known as wheel boot or Denver boot, is a device that is designed to prevent vehicles from being moved. In its most common form, it consists of a clamp that surrounds a vehicle wheel, designed to prevent removal of both itself and the wheel.
In the United States, these devices became known as a "Denver boot" after the city of Denver, Colorado was the first in the country to employ them, mostly to force the payment of outstanding parking tickets.
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... In Scotland, wheel-clamping on private land is illegal ... It was banned by the case of Black v Carmichael 1992 SCCR 709, when wheel-clamping was found to constitute extortion and theft ... and Wales, The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 criminalised certain wheel-clamping activity on private land without lawful authority from the 1st October 2012 ...
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