The ban on clamping without lawful authority on private land in England and Wales comes into force on Monday (October 1) as a result of the implementation of the Protection of Freedoms Act.
To help motorists understand the new rules the RAC Foundation has produced some FAQs, which can be accessed free of charge by clicking here.
However, despite the change to the law, the RAC Foundation is concerned that rogue clampers will simply turn to rogue ticketing.
Professor Stephen Glaister, director of the RAC Foundation, said: "The good news is that clamping on private land has been outlawed. The bad news is that many rogue operators could simply turn to indiscriminately issuing parking tickets instead.
"Most legitimate parking firms are members of the British Parking Association and so sign up to a code of practice and a new appeals service.
"But no parking operator is obliged to join the BPA meaning the rogue companies can continue to do their business at the fringes of the law.
"Industry figures suggest almost half of drivers who get a ticket will pay up without questioning its legitimacy. So ticketing could turn into a nice little earner for unscrupulous companies who've been forced to hang up the clamps."