Photo Courtesy of a Concerned Resident
By Michael V. Cusenza
The commanding officer of the 106th Precinct told The Forum this week that his officers will soon meet with the owners/operators of the tractor trailers that seem to clog up both North and South Conduit avenues in South Ozone Park.
“We are aware of the situation and have visited the location,” Capt. Brian Bohannon said on Tuesday. “The trailers are moved frequently. We will sit down with management to discuss these issues.”
Residents have raised concerns about the problem in the past, noting the danger posed by the presence of detached trailers at busy intersections along both thoroughfares.
“It is not right how these owners of about 5-10 trucks have no regard for people’s safety,” one anonymous resident recently wrote to the blog Queens Crap. “Tell me how drivers can see oncoming traffic with these trucks illegally parked.”
It seems to be an enforcement issue. According to City Department of Transportation Traffic Rules, “Street storage of boat trailers, mobile homes and mobile medical diagnostic vehicles prohibited;” and “Street storage of vehicles prohibited.”