Law enforcement attempt to curb rumor about trailer hitch law

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and The NY State Police Traffic Division in Oneida, would like to inform area residents that there is not a law regarding the failure to remove a trailer ball and receiver from your Vehicle trailer hitch while traveling on a highway.

Sgt. Jim McCarthy of the Oneida County Sheriff's Department and Sgt. Bernie Kennett of the New York State Police reported that their agency members have received numerous calls regarding a reported new law that required motorist to remove their trailer hitch from the receiver while traveling on a highway.

According to these two law enforcement officials, there is no such law and no enforcement is being done by either agency regarding it.

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