LA County Moves Closer To Ban On ‘Roadside Car Lots’

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — County supervisors on Tuesday inched closer to placing tighter restrictions on the practice of putting cars for sale along certain streets in Los Angeles.

Board members insist the trend is clogging up streets and taking up valuable parking spots in areas in and around downtown.

KNX 1070’s Jon Baird reports some residents are endorsing the vote, saying all too often car dealers are dumping their unsold merchandise around their homes.

“They’ll come in here at night with 7-car car carrier, park in the middle of the street, and unload them and leave them here all weekend,” said Wally Shidler, a resident of Walnut Park for the last 72 years.

The proposed ban may not only just protect residents, but also car buyers who may have been burned by some of these roadside offerings.

“You never know what you get when you buy from the street,” said one man. “I bought one and it was total junk…not only that, it had the tags from another car.”

“I almost got arrested for that,” he added.

If supervisors outlaw the practice, a first offense would be a ticket, while a second offense would result in the vehicle being towed away.


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