Captain Manson of the 104th Precinct has informed us that as of early July, he has directed his team to ticket trucks illegally parked on the shoulder of the westbound L.I.E. service road near Mazeau Street. It was thought at one time that parking there may be legal, as a rest area, but the State DOT confirmed that there are no authorized rest areas along the L.I.E. in Queens, so now it’s time to ticket away! Parking in that area makes it very dangerous for cars exiting the expressway, especially when the drivers of the parked trucks decide to pull out. On more than one occasion, traffic has backed up due to careless, inconsiderate truckers who thought they found a free overnight or weekend parking space. It’s also worth noting that commercial vehicle parking on ALL streets is prohibited overnight.