This week, New York State Police (NYSP) issued a reminder to commercial vehicle drivers after two separate incidents involving truck drivers attempting to drive on parkways.
On Thursday, NYSP took to social media to remind truckers that they’re not allowed on state parkways.
“No trucks allowed! Two recent incidents on the Northern State Parkway on Long Island serve as reminders that only passenger vehicles & motorcycles are allowed on state parkways. Commercial vehicle operators please take note!” state troopers said.
NYSP shared photos of the aftermath of the two incidents.
According to the New York State Department of Transportation, “When New York State’s picturesque parkway system was built early in the twentieth century, it was designed for automobiles. Some bridges on the parkway system have posted vertical clearances as low as 6’11”. Commercial vehicles often strike low bridges causing serious accidents, long delays while they are removed, and damage to property.”
See the document below for additional information from New York State Department of Transportation on commercial vehicle restrictions on State Parkways.