Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Have $350 in NYC judgment tickets? Your vehicle is at risk for The Boot
During the summer, NYC expanded its vehicle booting program to include all five boroughs. Drivers with over $350 in judgment parking tickets are at risk of being booted. The city hopes the boots will encourage faster payments and will be less of a hassle than towing vehicles.
“Our goal is to collect money that is owed to the city of New York and we will aggressively track down every dollar we can, but that does not mean we have to inconvenience people at the same time,” Finance Commissioner David Frankel told the NY Post.
“Booting is cheaper, faster and vastly more convenient than towing. You know where your car is, you have access to your possessions inside the car and you can pay your fines and be back on the road and going about your business in just minutes,” he added.
Instructions for having a boot removed from your vehicle can be found here. Once removed, the device must be returned within 24 hours to avoid late fees.
Of course, the best way to avoid being booted is to not let your parking tickets go into judgment! If you are a commercial driver and receiving NYC tickets, contact us to learn how we can help you save time and money.