Shreveport's booting program seems to be working

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – It seems the boot is working, when it comes to cracking down on delinquent parking tickets in Shreveport.

It's been nearly a year since the city's booting program began and in that time, the Downtown Development Authority says its collected more than $60,000 from drivers with outstanding fines.

"People are paying citations more since the booting program began, because the word is out that we are booting vehicles, so people are more apt to pay now," says Themessia Fenceroy, Parking Administrator.

If the inconvenience of being booted isn't enough, you have to pay a $30 boot fine in addition to making good on your unpaid tickets.

And if it's not done before 5 p.m., booted cars are towed.

That's another $50 fee, plus a storage fee for every day it stays in storage.

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