From the Daily News:
Officials on Monday posted a notice seeking companies to provide the hated tire-locking clamps for a pilot program to test the possibility of using them citywide.
Currently, the city tows cars but doesn't use the boot.
Slapping a boot on someone's car may not seem like a customer-friendly move, but scofflaws who owe more than $350 now face the shock of discovering that their car has suddenly vanished - then must make an expensive trip to the tow pound.
Starting later this summer or early fall, the city plans to test a kind of boot that lets drivers pay by credit card over the phone to get an unlock code for the boot.
They would then return the boot to a dropoff location or face another big charge on their credit card.