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Rules kick in for parking RVs, large trucks

Posted on : 24-06-2009 | By : Truckdriversnews | In : Thoughts from a trucker, truck driver Industry

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Police badge? Check. Gun? Check. Measuring tape? Check.

Montgomery County Police have an added law-enforcement tool on their belts to help enforce parking restrictions that ban large vehicles from most public roads. Trailers, recreational and commercial vehicles are subject to $75 tickets beginning July 1.

Police outreach, including neon stickers on vehicles illegally parked, community meetings and fliers have been distributed to educate motorists, which the County Council passed unanimously Jan. 27.

“It’s not like we’ve shut down the county, we’ve just prohibited some of the places people can park commercial trucks and recreational vehicles,” said County Councilman Michael J. Knapp (D-Dist. 2) of Germantown.

Recreational vehicles such as campers, motor homes and boats will be allowed to park on county roads for 18 hours for loading and unloading, said Capt. Thomas Didone, commander of the 5th District police station. Commercial vehicles — a vehicle weighing more than 10,000 pounds and more than 21 feet long and eight feet high — will be restricted to industrially zoned streets. Motorists can park commercial vehicles if it is being used for work at the time or if it is a bus dropping off or picking up passengers, Didone said.

“We’re going out that day and doing enforcement and we’ll see how many people are actually following the new law,” Didone said.

As long as pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles don’t exceed restrictions, residents won’t be ticketed but should consider “parking those in their driveway,” Didone said.

“If need be, officers will measure trucks and trailers in order to find out if it is in violation,” said police spokeswoman Officer Megan Duffey, who said all officers were issued measuring tapes.
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