DOT Reviewing Truck Ban on Route 17

The New York Department of Transportation is looking into a possible ban of tractor trailers on Route 17 in Rockland and Orange Counties. According to Assemblyman James Skoufis in July he requested to the DOT that they review larger trucks using local road to bypass tolls on the New York Thruway, which leads to safety hazards towards passenger cars and more money to fix the torn up roadways each year. According to Beau Duffy, spokesman for the DOT, trucks as large as 48-feet in length are allowed on the federally designated “access highways”, and federal law can de-designate them as such, allowing police to ticket large trucks that drive on Route 17. Mayor of Sloatsburg Carl Wright stated parts of Route 17 are a safety hazard for other cars and pedestrians when some of the bigger trucks speed on the narrow roads. The DOT will continue to review and stated they are likely to release a decision within the next few weeks.

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