Streetsblog NYC Reveals Police Use of Illegal License Plate Covers to Avoid Traffic Citations and Tolls

Streetsblog NYC reports that a Twitter user, @placardabuse, “does yeoman’s work posting images of personal cars with NYPD placards violating myriad laws, including blocking fire hydrants, blocking crosswalks, and parking on sidewalks.” The report adds, “Particularly brazen is the practice of obscuring license plates to evade toll readers and traffic enforcement cameras. The @placardabuse account has captured the illegal covers on numerous NYPD-placarded vehicles, some in the parking lot at 1 Police Plaza.”