New York cracks down on illegal truck parking with fines

August 26, 20220

The city hosted «Heavy Duty Enforcement», which monitors illegally parked trucks near residential buildings.

From August 15-19, the NYPD issued 597 summonses, attached 89 wheel clamps, and towed 55 illegally parked vehicles.

There are no open rest stops in Queens, and drivers who wants to take a break between shifts often park right outside residential areas. New York City Mayor Eric Adams took to Twitter to address the issue by posing for a photo op next to an illegally parked truck about to be towed.

“For far too long, large commercial vehicles have been parking illegally in this area of ​​Queens and across the city,” the mayor tweeted. “Heavy Duty Enforcement has already begun. If you park a commercial vehicle illegally, you will get ticketed, towed or given a boot.”

New York City’s parking law prohibits parking large commercial vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, on residential streets between 9:00 pm and 5:00 am.

Bills have been introduced to state and local governments to increase penalties for illegal overnight parking, but none have yet become law.


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