Cracking down on cars marked for sale along PBC roads

Cracking down on cars marked for sale along PBC roads


. JIMMIE: BUSY HIGHWAYS MEAN MORE VISIBILITY. AND IF YOU’RE TRYING GET A VEHICLE OFF YOUR HANDS QUICKLY, PARKING IT IN A HIGH VOLUME TRAFFIC AREA MAY SEEM LIKE A GREAT OPTION. BUT STARTING JUNE 1, PALM BEACH COUNTY WILL BE CRACKING DOWN ON PEOPLE TRYING TO SELL THEIR CARS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, ALSO KNOWN AS CURB-STONING.>>THESE VEHICLES THAT ARE PARKED USUALLY IN PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAYS, ON PUBLIC ROADS, ETC., THAT ARE ADVERTISED FOR SALE ARE NOW GOING TO START BEING TOWED. JIMMIE: THE COUNTY USED TO PLACE STICKERS ON VEHICLES GIVING THEM THE FOUR HOURS NOTICE BEFORE TO THEM. BUT OFFICIALS SAYS THEY WERE NEVER SUCCESSFUL.>>ALL THEY DO IS JUST SWITCH IT TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET THEN THEY WOULD BRING IT BACK. SO THEY WERE JUST PLAYING MUSICAL CARS. JIMMIE: COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE NOT TRYING TO STOP PEOPLE FROM SELLING THEIR VEHICLES, BUT THEY ARE AN EYE SORE AND DANGEROUS FOUR PEOPLE TRAVELING ON BUSY HIGHWAYS. WITHIN THIRTY MINUTES OF DRIVING I SPOTTED NEARLY A DOZEN VEHICLES FOR SALE BETWEEN BELVEDERE ROAD AND SOUTHERN BOULEVARD. I EVEN DIALED ONE SELLER TO SEE IF THEY HAD PERMISSION TO SELL THEIR SUV ON THIS PROPERTY. YOU’RE TRYING TO SELL THE XTERRA, CORRECT? DO YOU OWN THE LAND THAT THE CAR IS SITTING ON? DO YOU KNOW THE PERSON THAT OWNS THIS PROPERTY? THEY HUNG UP ON ME.>>WE’RE NOT JUST DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD PICKING VEHICLES AND TOWING THEM. WE ACTUALLY HAVE TO SEE IF THEY ACTUALLY MEET THE CRITERIA OF