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Perth man fought the wheel clamplers… and won!

Most of us don’t have the time or energy to fight a parking fine but for one Perth man, his push back against the wheel-clampers was more about principle than money.

Rex joined Gareth Parker today on Mornings to explain why he pushed back on a wheel-clamping fine his wife and his daughter received when they parked in an ice arena carpark in Mirrabooka.

“We wrote letters to both the ice arena and the wheel clamp company asking for [the money] to be returned because there was inadequate signage,” he told Gareth Parker.

“They basically sent back a generic response saying that there was signs at the entrances to and within the carpark, which was actually false, there was no entry sign to that carpark. There’s four entry points and zero entry points signs.”

Rex says it was a long process to try and find the people responsible for the clamping.

“We had a lot of trouble trying to track them down. And it turned out the ASIC searches of their details were about a year and half out of date so no-one would have been able to find them.”

After a legal process, Rex had a win when his case was settled out of court. He was about $260 out of pocket at the end of the process but says he has no regrets.

“Absolutely, it’s not about money, it’s the principle. It’s an injustice and that’s what annoyed me and made me want to take it further.


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Liam Bartlett