City Council Votes to Amend Booting Ordinance

City Council Votes to Amend Booting Ordinance

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Drivers who feel their vehicles were booted or towed illegally in Provo can now seek five-hundred dollars in court damages.

Last night, the Provo City Council voted to change its current booting ordinance.

It's in an attempt to improve communication between college students, landlords and the towers and booters hired by landlords to enforce parking.

Another requirement of the ordinance is that companies keep an employee available 24 hours a day to release vehicles within an hour of a request.

Landlords hire towing companies to place a boot on vehicles parked where they shouldn't be. The device immobilizes the vehicle without the owner's consent.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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