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Gibson Co. officials cracking down on parking for large vehicles

GIBSON CO., IN (WFIE) -

Gibson County officials are cracking down on where people can park their buses, tractors, and other larger vehicles. 

Princeton Mayor Bob Hurst says they pursued this ordinance because it was becoming a problem in the city. People were parking their boats, trailers, and bigger items along residential streets and leaving them there for extended periods of time. 

That's why common council voted to make it illegal for buses, mobile homes, semi-trailers, and other bigger vehicles to park on any residential road for more than four hours. 

The only exception is disabled vehicles, which have to be moved within 48 hours. 

The city will fine those who break the rule. Mayor Hurst says the issue is a safety concern because in many cases, the vehicle is blocking an intersection. 

"If you had a child run out between a mobile home and a car, an oncoming car probably wouldn't see them. If they're at the corner of an intersection, you have to ease out," Hurst said. 

The ordinance goes into full effect on March 1. 

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