Officers are cracking down on those who park for a lengthy time in emergency pulloff areas on Montlake Road, County Commissioner Fred Skillern said.
He said he favors the stiffer enforcement, saying sometimes the cars are parked out into the road and they do not leave room for cars facing an emergency situation.
Commissioner Skillern said the spaces are often used by those who want to go into the nearby pocket wilderness area outside of regular park hours or to go rock climbing.
He said, "Montlake Road is a narrow mountain road."
He said the pulloffs "are for emergencies, not for parking all day."