Capital New York Kallos introducing bill to assist owners of towed vehicles by Miranda Neubauer
Councilman Ben Kallos is expected to introduce legislation today that would allow residents to get information on the locations of vehicles towed due to temporary parking restrictions by accessing the Department of Transportation's website or calling 311.
Currently, according to Kallos, that is only possible for vehicles taken to impound lots for regular parking violations. When vehicles are moved to a surrounding block due to construction without the owners' knowledge, the police may have no record of it, Kallos said, and owners are told to search surrounding blocks or contact construction crews who may have left.
“By allowing vehicle owners to search DOT’s website or call 311 with their license plate number, no one will have to wander block after block looking for their vehicle,” Kallos said in a statement. “We should make locating your vehicle as easy as possible, especially for those who parked legally and had their vehicle moved for construction or another temporary parking change.”