Wednesday, July 6, 2011

L.A. County bans parking cars marked 'for sale' on some streets - latimes.com

L.A. County bans parking cars marked 'for sale' on some streets - latimes.com

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to prohibit the parking of vehicles marked “for sale” on designated roadways.

A study conducted last year by the California Department of Motor Vehicles in Los Angeles County found that these kinds of unlicensed sales were creating dangerous traffic conditions because motorists would slow down or stop next to the vehicles to examine them. The practice also hurts businesses and residents by reducing available parking, undercutting licensed dealers and facilitating the sale of stolen vehicles with fake paperwork, according to county attorneys.

Violators will be ticketed. If the vehicle is found still displaying a “for sale” sign 24 hours later, it could be impounded.

The ordinance takes effect in 30 days.

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