Nearly half a million cars are eligible to be booted and towed if they were to be found in the District right now.
But data released by Ward 3 Councilwoman Mary Cheh, who also chairs the Transportation and Environmental Committee, indicates there isn’t enough to enforce tickets given to drivers.
Just under 44,000 D.C. residents are eligible to be towed now, along with 167,000 Virginia drivers and 335,000 Maryland drivers. A car can be booted in the District if it has two unpaid fines.
The total number of staff with the Department of Public Works to handle all the boots: 6, which work in two teams.