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NYC Will Pay For Tips About Idling Buses, Trucks

July 07, 2018 - 1:52 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- New Yorkers who report idling trucks and buses could receive a cash reward from the city.

The New York Post reported the city is paying tipsters up to 25 percent of the amount of the fine for turning in commercial drivers who idle for more than three minutes while parked at the curb or one minute in a school zone.

Fines for violating the anti-idling law can range from $350 to a maximum of $2,000 for repeat offenders.

New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection is asking that anyone with tips submit timestamped photos or videos for proof.

The law went into effect in February and the agency says it has received over 210 citizen complaints resulting in 61 tickets.

The agency says four of those tickets have been upheld.