Massachusetts State Police stepping up idling, parking enforcement on turnpike

| 4/19/2002

At the request of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, state police will be cracking down on truck idling time and parking in turnpike rest stops, according to the Massachusetts Motor Truck Association.

The crackdown came as a result of a recent meeting attended by the Turnpike Authority's new Chairman Matt Amorello and residents bordering turnpike rest stops. Amorello and residents discussed overflow parking on ramps to and from the facilities, and idling times exceeding the allowed five minutes.

As a result of that discussion, the Massachusetts State Police have been ordered to step up enforcement in these areas by May 1. Truckers could be fined from $100 to $500 per offense.