Oakland to unveil 'smart boot' system

November 12, 2009 9:09:30 AM PST
Oakland will unveil a new program that will make it easier for motorists whose vehicle is booted to avoid towing.

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Under the old system, cars with five or more delinquent parking tickets are normally immobilized with a boot.

Officials say the new "smart boot" will allow parking violators to pay delinquent fines on the spot, and receive a code to release the device.

The new program goes into effect on Monday.

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