City Proposes New Tool to Combat Parking Violators

Charles Djou
Charles Djou

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- A Honolulu City Councilmember is proposing a new way to combat parking violators.

It's a tool popular on the mainland, but it would be a first for Hawaii.

This contraption is called a "Smart Boot."

It prevents repeat parking violators from driving away.

Honolulu City Councilmember Charles Djou thinks this is a good idea.

"I want to help law enforcement make sure that the laws are enforced, but also, I think, if you have an illegal vehicle, with more than three unpaid traffic fines or you didn't pay your auto insurance, I don't think your car should be on the road, and I'd like to see those cars taken off the road," said Djou. "I think using a boot that most cities do implement is something Honolulu should look at."

The "Smart Boot" is more user friendly, allowing drivers to remove it with a combination code after they pay their fine.

Djou introduced legislation Wednesday asking the Honolulu Police Department to consider using the device.