135 Unlawfully interfering with, or detaining, vehicles
This is Queensland Law
Find it here http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/qld/consol_act/touma1995434/s135.html
It may be amended from time to time.
One interpretation is that every time QPT put a car owner's vehicle or a vehicle rented from a car rental business on their trolley wheels whether on a road or elsewhere they commit this offence which carries 6 months jail
Businesses and individuals who hire them, pay them to or encourage them to immobilise a car ( its contents ) may commit an offence of aid and abet.
Whenever you find your car on a QPT truck or trolley wheels, call the police and get them to consider charging all involved with this offence.
QPT are not licensed or controlled in any way by the government. They are individuals making money by doubtful means for an on behalf of major businesses.
Call the Police... QPT have no defence and should be prosecuted.
Above is general advice and people must obtain their own advice and or call for police assistance.
Offence can occur on a road or elsewhere
Trolley wheels immobilise a car and on first reading, breach the law. Their trolley wheels are an immobilising device,.
QPT are not licensed to do anything ... just a bunch of individuals pushing people too far for people who pay them.
Let's get a court to deal with them for the first time to establish the law once and for ever. Call the police and quote Sec 135.
TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (ROAD USE MANAGEMENT) ACT 1995 - SECT 135
135 Unlawfully interfering with, or detaining, vehicles etc.
(1) A person must not, without the owner's consent—
(a) drive or otherwise use a vehicle on a road; or
(b) wilfully interfere with—
(i) any mechanism or other part of, or equipment attached to, a vehicle or tram on a road or elsewhere; or
(ii) the harness or other equipment attached to an animal on a road; or
(c) detain a vehicle parked or stopped on a road or elsewhere by—
(i) attaching an immobilising device to the vehicle; or
(ii) placing an immobilising device near the vehicle.
Example of paragraph (c)(ii)—
by locking in an upright position, a moveable steel post (commonly called a parking sentinel) that is secured to the ground at the entrance of a parking space where the vehicle is parked or stopped
Maximum penalty—40 penalty units or 6 months imprisonment.
(1A) For subsection (1)(c), the owner's consent must be given expressly.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a police officer exercising the officer's powers or performing the officer's functions, or a person acting under a lawful direction of a police officer.
(3) Subsection (1)(c) does not apply to the sheriff or another person authorised by law to execute a warrant of execution against the vehicle.
(3A) Subsection (1)(c) does not apply to an enforcement officer under the State Penalties Enforcement Act 1999 who is enforcing an immobilisation warrant under that Act.
(4) This section does not limit the exercise of a power over a vehicle that a person may have as the holder of a security interest in the vehicle.
(5) The common law remedy of distress damage feasant in relation to trespass on land by a vehicle is abolished to the extent that it is inconsistent with subsection (1)(c).
(6) However, subsection (5) does not limit a right a person may have to remove, or cause to be removed, from land a vehicle parked or stopped on the land.
(7) Subsection (6) does not apply to a person who has detained a vehicle in contravention of subsection (1)(c).
(8) In this section—
detain includes immobilise.
immobilising device, for a vehicle, means—
(a) wheel clamps; or
(b) another device that effectively detains the vehicle.
interfere with includes damage, destroy and remove.
owner of a vehicle includes a person in lawful possession of the vehicle.
security interest has the meaning given by the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cwlth), section 12.