Lancashire is presently going through a depressed period and the subject of wheel clamping in Preston might not appear to some to be a local high priority issue.
Nevertheless, as elsewhere, impoverished motorists in Preston find wheel clamping in Preston something to fight about, when cash flow is low.
The former textile manufacturing base thereabouts made local motorists able to pay parking fees. The disappearance of the factories brings with it the unwelcome wheel clamping in Preston phenomenon in one of England’s newest cities.
Many car drivers are looking for scarce work and the truth is probably that only wheel clamping in Preston makes against regulations parking a worse alternative to paying for parking in Preston.
Many motorists drive long distance to go to and from Preston. The reason is that despite being a designated city as of 2002 it was and remains a market town for all manner of local people living in the countryside thereabouts.
No doubt, in the ongoing economic starvation caused by a wide range of factors including international boycotts of this country and the outsourcing of jobs and work to places such as India the ordinary Lancashire motorist can ill-afford parking fees but, importantly, he can afford parking fines even less.
Relative poverty breeds aggression and confrontations between landowner and motorist can be and are dreadful.
The Internet based technology Flashpark brand uses thankfully make the confrontation part of the Dark Ages of parking control in this country.
One drawback is that only the computer literate can access and use the Internet even in its most basic functions.
The ease and simplicity of the website and the computer wizardry of the upcoming generation makes this a departing problem.
The intellectual challenge of operating the digital camera and loading the images onto cyberspace and thence to the company via the Web is not high. One has to have an appropriate camera; that’s all.
Thank goodness, there is a workable alternative to wheel clamping in Preston!