SAN DIEGO - The City of San Diego has began to enforce a city ordinance that prohibits the truck traffic through city residential streets.

The city did have the ordinance, number 2016-05, but it was never enforced. However, due to the city street fixtures that began the mayor and city council wanted to ensure that once the roads were fixed and rid of the pothole problems that heavy trucks would not destroy the new roads with their weight.

According to San Diego Police Chief Richard Nava, once the signs were posted they began to give commercial vehicles such as 18-wheelers warnings. The warnings will continue till end of the month.

The city ordinance states that commercial truck tractor traffic on city residential streets are not allowed. Drivers may face a fine not to exceed $500.

A copy of the city ordinance can be obtained at the San Diego City Hall.