Saturday, May 12, 2012
Parking placard abuse a problem in Forest Hills
From The Forum:
Complaints have long been lodged about parking abuse by privileged officials who display city-issued permits in the front window of their vehicles and occupy parking spots clearly marked as no standing any time zones.
Residents near Kew Gardens Road and 84th Road in Forest Hills say they know first-hand about the placard abuse—with at least three cars regularly parked in the clearly marked stretch every day.
The problem, according to those that live in the area, is that after confirming with DOT and traffic agents repeatedly that the permits do not allow for parking in these zones, the cars are never ticketed or towed. Neighbors say they have called the DOT, 311, the police station and the community board to no avail.