The city has handed out a whopping 160,000 parking placards, to teachers, cops, Department of Transportation workers and others.
Many drivers still use dubious or outright fake placards — and manage to avoid tickets.
Meanwhile, drivers with legit placards park where they're not supposed to — on the sidewalk or blocking crosswalks. City placard holders are also only supposed to use the placards while on official business.
Under the proposed legislation, which will be introduced next week, the minimum fine for using a bogus or unauthorized placard would double from $250 to $500.
Another bill would require the city to yank a real placard if it is used inappropriately three times in a year.
The legislation would also create an electronic tracking system for city-issued placards, so officials will know who has one and whether they've been caught misusing it, and cops can confirm in real time whether a permit displayed on a car is valid.
And the NYPD would have to issue reports on how many complaints they get about placards abuse, and how many tickets they give out.