Car lockouts are increasingly common in Denver.
They occur when drivers refuse to drive to appointments and cars are parked on a busy street.
If the driver refuses to pick up his car, the lockouts can last up to 30 minutes and require the driver to pay a $60 fine.
The city of Denver, however, is taking steps to crack down on car lockdowns.
On Thursday, the city announced that it is launching a “Lockdown Free Car Care” program to help drivers deal with locked cars.
The program will run from Jan. 1 through May 1, with the goal of reducing lockouts to “below one in five.”
It will be available to drivers with valid driver licenses and valid insurance.
In addition, the program will offer drivers a free car-repair service to their registered car.
According to the city, the first car-lockout in January 2017 resulted in more than 1,200 vehicles being towed.