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Amendment of Highway Rules and Penalty Schedule

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Rule status: Adopted

Agency: DOT

Effective date: August 19, 2022

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Adopted rule summary:

The adopted rule updates various sections of the Highway Rules to clarify existing requirements and to establish various new inspection requirements. Additionally, pursuant to Local Law 5 of 2018, the maximum civil penalty amounts relating to street construction, maintenance, repairs, obstructions and closures were increased significantly, particularly where public safety is involved. Accordingly, DOT amended the Penalty Schedule to increase certain penalty amounts and establish new penalty amounts for violations adjudicated at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. The increased and newly established penalties are expected to increase compliance with DOT’s rules and thereby promote public safety in the street construction and maintenance process.

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