MOTOR VEHICLE ABANDONMENT IN U.S. URBAN AREAS

THIS STUDY WAS UNDERTAKEN IN ORDER TO PROVIDE EMPIRICAL INFORMATION ON THE EXTENT OF MOTOR VEHICLE ABANDONMENT IN URBAN AREAS OF THE UNITED STATES AND ON THE METHODS USED AND PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN REMOVING, IMPOUNDING, AND DISPOSING OF ABANDONED VEHICLES, AND TO EVALUATE THE ADEQUACY OF PRESENT METHODS OF HANDLING THE ABANDONMENT PROBLEM. QUESTIONNAIRES INDICATE THAT IN MOST OF THE CITIES THERE ARE APPLICABLE LAWS OR ORDINANCES FOR HANDLING VEHICLES ABANDONED ON PUBLIC PROPERTY BUT ONLY IN ABOUT THREE-FIFTHS OF THE CITIES DO SUCH LAWS COVER ABANDONMENTS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY. MOST CITIES THOUGHT THAT ADEQUATE LAWS WERE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE TOTAL EFFORT TO HANDLE THE PROBLEM, AND ABOUT ONE-FOURTH OF THE CITIES INDICATED THAT THEY DID NOT CONSIDER THEIR LAWS TO BE ADEQUATE. CITIES SHOULD, IN MOST CASES, CONCENTRATE ON REMOVING AND DISPOSING OF ABANDONED VEHICLES. EFFORTS TO LOCATE THE ABANDONER AND GET HIM TO DISPOSE OF HIS OWN VEHICLE OR PAY THE DISPOSITION CHARGES ARE USUALLY NOT PROFITABLE. ON THE OTHER HAND, CITIES SHOULD PROVIDE REASONABLE ASSISTANCE AND ENCOURAGE OWNERS VOLUNTARILY TO DISPOSE OF THEIR OWN VEHICLES. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bus & Defense Serv Adm, Dept Cmrce /US

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  • Authors:
    • DERRICKSON, G F
  • Publication Date: 1967-3

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  • Accession Number: 00239793
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 51 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM