MONTREAL – Starting on Monday, drivers in Westmount will need to pay close attention to the way they park their vehicles.
As of Aug. 11, police officers are rolling out a “Wheel to Curb” campaign.
They will be surveying parked cars to make sure that the tires have been turned towards the curb or sidewalk when parked on inclines.
Drivers who fail to do so face a $53 ticket.
The reason behind the infraction is runaway vehicles.
According to Westmount authorities, there have been four recent incidents of cars jumping out of gear while parked on an incline.
For example, in September 2011, a runaway car almost killed two children in the city, and in December 2010, a recycling truck jumped out of gear on a hill, causing damage to parked cars and a house.
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