New York cracks down on illegal truck parking with fines
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.