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Thursday, June 6, 2013

NYC Car boots to return

The wheel clamp otherwise known as the boot is making a comeback.

The Bloomberg administration is reportedly planning to replace the towing of vehicles with a booting program by the end of the summer.

Vehicles owned by drivers who owe more than $350 in outstanding fines will be booted.

If a car is blocking traffic or creating another safety hazard, the car could still be towed, reports the NY Times.

The new boots will be self-released. Drivers pay by phone and are given a code to unlock the boot on site.

Drivers have 48 hours to return the boots to one of the city's dozen or so locations, reports the Times.

The new booting program would reduce the time that drivers have to wait before getting their vehicles back.

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