Snellville recently approved an ordinance amendment requiring clear signage on any property that employs the practice of booting vehicles. (Courtesy Wikimedia)

Snellville has had enough of illegal vehicle booting

Following months of complaints from residents who say a Scenic Highway business is unfairly booting vehicles without proper warning, Snellville’s mayor and city council recently approved an ordinance amendment requiring clear signage on any property booting vehicles. Signage warning drivers must be at every entry and exit point.

The measure also requires employees of any booting company to wear a uniform that prominently displays the name of the booting company and to provide for a personal warning to be given to an individual before a vehicle can be booted.

Before a company boots a vehicle, the driver of the vehicle must have received a meaningful “in-person” warning from the employee. According to city documents, the notice may be either oral or written, but may not be made by, “yelling across the parking lot or placing a written notice on a vehicle” The warning should also be made in a cordial, non-confrontational manner.

Violators can be fined up to $1,000.

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