N.Y. piloting weigh-in-motion tech to ticket overweight trucks

Vehicles drive along the Brooklyn Queens Expressway beneath the Brooklyn Heights promenade, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) signed legislation that clears the way for what officials say will be a first-in-the-nation pilot program to use state-of-the-art technology to catch and ticket overweight trucks on the crumbling Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

The new law requires that the weigh-in-motion system will be calibrated every six months to ensure reliable measurements. Legislation was necessary for the program, which lawmakers first approved in 2021, to move ahead.

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