NEW YORK (CBS 2) — The New York City Council is cracking down on truck drivers.

The Council’s Transportation Committee has proposed new legislation that would ban tractor trailors from parking on residential streets.

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People living in New York City, particularly The Bronx, have long complained about the trucks, saying they take away limited parking spaces and create a safety hazard.

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“They sit in their cars, they let the motors running, they throw garbage out of their windows, not on my block but that’s what they’ve been doing. I caught them in the act many times,” said Councilman James Vacca (D-The Bronx).

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The bill would increase fines to $250 for the first offense and $500 for each subsequent offense in a six-month period.