Pounds for pound business grows
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MORE than 70,000 motorists are paying some £2.6 million a year to recover their illegally parked cars from ten London police pounds. Business is so good that the police are thinking of setting up more pounds.
Even so, London continues to be littered with cars parked on yellow lines. If they were all removed, multi-storey pounds would have to be built all over the capital and special bus services would have to be run to them. The International Monetary Fund would then find itself with a rival in world banking.
Telehoist is helping to keep the pounds pouring into the pounds with Auto Loaders, known as Z wagons, on to which cars are carefully lifted for transport. Use of this equipment obviates the risk of claims that cars have been damaged in towing.
Wide boys have been known to park on yellow lines with the avowed intention of having faulty cars towed away and then suing the police for damage.