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Over 6m PCNs could be issued on private land, warns RAC Foundation

Motoring body concerned at steep increase in requests for DVLA data over the past decade

Mark Moran
28 November 2017
Wheel clamping vehicles on private land without lawful authority was banned in England and Wales by the Protection of Freedoms Act (PoFA) in October 2012
Wheel clamping vehicles on private land without lawful authority was banned in England and Wales by the Protection of Freedoms Act (PoFA) in October 2012

 

The DVLA sold 1,429,703 vehicle keeper records to the private parking firms in the second quarter of 2017-18, the RAC Foundation has revealed.

The motoring organisation calculates that this is 1,177% (or almost 13 times) higher than the 111,944 records sold a decade earlier in the second quarter of 2007-8.

The information is used by parking companies to pursue vehicle owners for parking charge notices (PCNs) of up to £100 issued to drivers who have infringed parking regulations on private...

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