NEW YORK - The New York City Police Department must now adhere to a new law passed by the City Council to enforce and document personnel who abuse city-issued parking placards.
The new law says the NYPD must now record abusers by taking photos of cars, plates and placards that are being abused and submit the documents to the city Department of Investigation.
Abusers will now be given two tickets — one for abusing the use of the placard and one for parking in an illegal space.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the crackdown last year.
The mayor says paper placards will be phased out by 2021 in favor of a digital system that will rely on scannable license plates and stickers.