Anti-truck rules have reached a new level of severity as one town is fed up with trucks using a common shortcut to a nearby highway. To keep drivers off of their streets, the town council voted unanimously to allow law enforcement to punish violators with fines up to $500 and even 30 days in prison.
The road in question, Pelly Road, is commonly used as a shortcut for drivers looking to get to Ky. 17, and it cuts right through the eastern part of the town of Independence, Kentucky. The ordinance will now prevent any commercial vehicle weighing over 26,000 pounds from operating on the road. It will not prohibit school buses, firetrucks, garbage trucks, or other public vehicles.