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Aug 16, 2016

SHORTAGE OF PARKING * USA: Illegal truck stop

* New Jersey - The illegal truck stop that has North Jersey cops at their wit's end

--- Every night, day after day, hulking tractor-trailers line up here, on the shoulder of I-287, idling for hours at this illegal truck stop... The drivers come out to smoke as cars whiz past. They stretch and rest on the extra-wide shoulder, just minutes from the New York state line... Despite tickets, signs and police patrols in the area, the trucks return night after night. Mahwah officials, for their part, say they are at their wit's end with the trucks, and that their efforts to curb what they say is a dangerous situation have proven unsuccessful... Mahwah Mayor Bill Laforet argues that truckers choose the 287 shoulder for ease, instead of taking the time to get on and off Route 17... Laforet said the problem has gotten worse in the last five years as the economy rebounds and there are more trucks on the road... 
Mahwah,NJ, USA - NJ Advance Media, by Fausto Giovanny Pinto - August 13, 2016

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