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NYPD Officers Create ‘Traffic Hazard’ by Parking in Turn Lane, Locals Say

(DNAINFO) Maya Rajamani | March 1, 2017 — Midtown South Precinct officers often park their vehicles in a lane on Ninth Avenue, a CB4 member said.

A local police precinct has been parking its vehicles in a left turn lane on Ninth Avenue — a practice that creates a “traffic hazard” at an already-hectic intersection, locals say.

On a recent visit to Ninth Avenue, between West 34th and West 35th streets, a Midtown South Precinct vehicle was parked in the left turn lane along the avenue for more than half an hour.

Three other precinct vehicles, meanwhile, were parked in the traffic lane adjacent to the left turn lane for around 20 minutes — forcing cars to travel around them before making their way into the left turn lane until officers from the precinct stationhouse around the corner returned to them and drove off.

Source: NYPD Officers Create ‘Traffic Hazard’ by Parking in Turn Lane, Locals Say – Hell’s Kitchen & Clinton – DNAinfo New York