New York City, in an effort to cut down on carbon emissions, could allow concerned citizens to earn thousands of dollars by video-taping vehicles idling illegally, officials said on Tuesday, Reuters reports.
A bill to be proposed today would allow people to submit video evidence of idling to the city and pocket up to half of the fines imposed on rule-breakers, officials said.
The bill would continue to allow first-time offenders to receive warnings but would seek to raise the fines for illegal idling to a minimum of $350 from $220 and a maximum of $1,500 from $1,000 for second violations within two-year period. Third violations would be more. Read more here.