This is a warning!
Starting Monday, the Florida A&M University Department of Public Safety will be implementing vehicle immobilization, otherwise known as booting.
According to an e-mail from FAMU Info, DPS hopes that implementing the booting procedure will decrease the number of cars that are towed on campus.
We still don’t know how we feel about this one.
There are a number of pros and cons concerning booting. First and foremost, the biggest advantage to getting your car booted rather than towed is that you won’t have to experience interacting with the rude employees at towing companies.
Most students will agree it is frustrating to drive to the boondocks to get their vehicle and have to deal with disrespectful behavior from tow company employees. But the question remains; is booting a better option?
How much will it cost to get the boot removed? Does booting damage your car? These are things we need to know because most of us are unfamiliar with the subject.
We just wonder how it will affect our campus.
If DPS places a boot on someone’s car, it’s not really freeing up any parking spaces and it can potentially cause chaos.
If a car is parked in a reserved parking space or an inappropriate spot, there is still a possibility the vehicle will be towed.
We don’t know how this will turn out, but we’re anxious to see.
Tauheedah Shukriyyah Asad for the Editorial Board.