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New York: Man earns US$ 125k for reporting idling commercial vehicles

There is a group in NYC, called "Idle Warriors", consisting of 60 New York citizens dedicated to catching and reporting idling commercial vehicles in the city.

As per a law in the city of New York, USA, commuters can earn money by report cases of idling commercial vehicles. According to a media report, the 2019 law called Citizens Air Complaint Program has garnered US$ 2.3 million in idling fines. As per the law, a quarter of the collected amount goes to New York commuters who report such incidents.

Now, a man called Donald Blair has already managed to collect US$ 55,000 for reporting idling commercial vehicles. Blair who goes after idling trucks and buses now has another US$ 70,000 on the way, bringing his total earnings to US$ 125,000. The amount is the highest any single New Yorker has earned from the 2019 scheme.

As per the scheme, citizens of New York can record a three-minute video capturing an idling commercial vehicle in the act (one-minute if it is in a school zone). The video will then need to be submitted to the city's Department of Environmental Protection, along with a sworn statement. The owner of the commercial vehicle will then be fined US$ 250 or more, of which the citizen will receive US$ 87.50 or a quarter of the issued fine.

Reports also suggest that there is a group in NYC, called "Idle Warriors", consisting of 60 New York citizens dedicated to catching and reporting idling commercial vehicles in the city.

Source: NBC

 
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