George Pataki has signed into law legislation that will hike penalties
for truckers who don’t follow New York’s designated truck routes.
new law is intended to cut down on the heavy truck traffic some
residential areas, particularly in New York City, face when drivers
use undesignated routes.
new law will help make roads and neighborhoods throughout New York
safer by increasing penalties on unsafe drivers who violate the
rules of the road,” Pataki said in a recent statement. “While most
truckdrivers are safe, conscientious and law-abiding, these tougher
penalties will help to ensure that anyone who violates designated
truck route signs is held accountable.”
A1433, the maximum fine for first-time offenders will increase from
$100 to $500; while the maximum for repeat offenders will jump from
$300 to $2,000. Additionally, violators will have points added to
their driving record and could face as much as 90 days in jail.
new law takes effect Nov. 1.