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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

How New Yorkers are making bank ratting out idling drivers

Dropping a dime on trucks and buses that keep their engines running while parked is paying big bucks to some New Yorkers.

The number of summonses issued for violating the city’s anti-idling law skyrocketed to 1,038 last year — up from just 24 in 2017 — following the creation of a reward program for ratting out offenders, The Post has learned.

Meanwhile, the city Department of Environmental Protection has handed out nearly $20,000 to 13 whistleblowers who each got a 25 percent share of the fines generated by their tips, according to official data.

Leading the list is lawyer David Dong, who pocketed $4,912.80 from 47 summonses, followed by theater worker Zachary Tinkelman, who scored $4,600, also from 47 summonses.



Anonymous said...

Just like living in Russia.

Anonymous said...

6:42 Not quite but we are getting there day by day...But what do you expect when you are taxed to death and have no money???? NO one would give a shit if it wasn't for the money... PERIOD!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Snitch on the idling drivers on one corner sling dope on the next. New York has gone bat shit crazy and going down the tubes very quickly