By Alex Robinson
Double-parkers have been warned.
The NYPD has announced a crackdown on double-parking on specific streets in the 102nd and 109th precincts as part of a citywide initiative called Operation Move Along.
The area being targeted in the 109th will be Main Street between Northern Boulevard and Booth Memorial Avenue in Flushing. In the 102nd Precinct, officers will be looking for double-parkers on Jamaica Avenue from Van Wyck Expressway to Eldert Lane.
In the first two weeks of March, officers will be distributing fliers to educate the public about the dangers of double-parking.
“When you double-park, you obstruct the view of other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists,” the flier said. “Don’t be the cause of a collision or injury or death to somebody’s loved one.”
Double-parkers also impede traffic flow and increase the chance of collisions, according to the flier.
On March 17, the NYPD plans to start the enforcement part of the initiative, meaning they will be slapping any double-parkers they catch with $115 fines.
Operation Move Along will run until March 23 and is a part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan, an ambitious attempt to completely eradicate pedestrian deaths in New York City.
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