Wheel clamp

  • an early wheel clamp device offering a $100 reward for arrest of tamperers, mounted on a 1920 hudson
    a modern wheel clamp placed on a vehicle for a parking violation in melbourne by the victorian sheriff; note the tire spikes and panel preventing the vehicle being driven or the wheel being removed
    wheel clamp as used by the los angeles department of transportation

    a wheel clamp, also known as wheel boot, parking boot, or denver boot,[1][2] is a device that is designed to prevent motor 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, the device became known as a "denver boot" after the city of denver, colorado, which was the first place in the country to employ them, mostly to force the payment of outstanding parking tickets.[3]

    while primarily associated with law enforcement and parking violations, a variety of wheel clamps are now available to consumers as theft deterrent devices for personal use as an alternative to the steering-wheel lock.

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An early wheel clamp device offering a $100 reward for arrest of tamperers, mounted on a 1920 Hudson
A modern wheel clamp placed on a vehicle for a parking violation in Melbourne by the Victorian Sheriff; note the tire spikes and panel preventing the vehicle being driven or the wheel being removed
Wheel clamp as used by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation

A wheel clamp, also known as wheel boot, parking boot, or Denver boot,[1][2] is a device that is designed to prevent motor 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, the device became known as a "Denver boot" after the city of Denver, Colorado, which was the first place in the country to employ them, mostly to force the payment of outstanding parking tickets.[3]

While primarily associated with law enforcement and parking violations, a variety of wheel clamps are now available to consumers as theft deterrent devices for personal use as an alternative to the steering-wheel lock.

Other Languages
العربية: مشبك العجلة
čeština: Botička
Deutsch: Autokralle
español: Cepo
Esperanto: Radblokilo
فارسی: قفل چرخ
français: Sabot de Denver
Bahasa Indonesia: Gembok roda
Nederlands: Wielklem
norsk: Hjulklamp
svenska: Klampning