ISSUE 1: Below photo is of course completely illegal, yet takes place every day, not only on 170th St, but many residential streets in the area. According to law, trucks MUST use designated truck routes except local delivery trucks. There is no grey area, it is white and black. We seem to have tons of traffic officers who deal only with parked vehicles on the streets, tons of them always giving out tickets for expired meters, etc. But ask them to deal with an issue like last week of a truck parked in the crosswalk at 146th and Jamaica, the answer, “not my area”, ask two more further down, “not my area, someone who works that area will take care of it”. Ask them about a car up on sidewalk, “we don’t handle that”. So how about a little less of these buffoons and more officers who can handle trucks driving on residential streets, cars up on sidewalks that the thug auto shops do, etc. And why isn’t City Council involved in this big problem, this is what they are here for. Councilman Miller on his latest email stated:
Fine and dandy, but all of his predecessors and other elected officials should have NEVER allowed waste facilities to be placed in a few communities of color near residents to begin with. BUT even if this changes, this still has nothing to do with enforcement of traffic laws regarding dangerous trucks on residential streets.
ISSUE 2: Storage of commercial vehicles and parking on streets by tractor trailers. Let me explain that law, which is simple.
Street storage of commercial vehicles prohibited
When parking is not otherwise restricted, no person shall park a commercial vehicle in any area, including a residential area, in excess of three hours.
SO, why is this still an issue below.
ISSUE 3: Unlicensed & Covered up Vehicles, another big problem in this community.
So, if you are going to put the work in to putting laws on the books that make life better, then put the damn work in to see that they are enforced. Not that damn complicated. Christ, if some of you would have been involved in the cure for polio, we would all be crippled.