2010-11-19 / Top Stories

Local Parking Violations Plunge

By Nicholas Briano

Parking and moving violations within the confines of both Rockaway precincts have fallen since last year, according to figures provided by the NYPD.

The number of parking violations in both the 100 and 101 precincts has dropped 20 percent from this time last year. The Queens South section of the NYPD is also down 13 percent as a whole which encompasses the two Rockaway precincts as well as the 102, 103, 105, 106, 107 and 113 precincts.

Parking violations are issued by NYPD precinct officers and NYPD traffic personnel. The 100 Precinct has issued 5,323 parking tickets compared to 6,690 this time last year. Meanwhile, the 101 Precinct saw a similar decrease, issuing 6,055 this year to date compared to 7,622 last year.

The 100 Precinct has been issued the least amount of tickets by far in Queens South. The 103 Precinct in Jamaica leads the group with 15,963 year to date parking violations. The 101 Precinct is the second lowest.

Moving violations are down in both precincts as well. The 101 has seen just a one percent decrease, compared to the 100 Precinct which has seen a 6.2 percent drop.

100 Precinct Deputy Inspector Tom Barrett said at the 100 Precinct Community Council meeting on Wednesday that he is short a few more officers than this time last year, but did not see any specific correlation between that and the decrease.

“We like to focus mostly on parking violations related to public safety such as vehicles blocking bus stops and crosswalks,” he said. “The public safety is what concerns us the most.”

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