NEW YORK - Drivers who don't move their cars on alternate side parking days are facing higher fines starting Thursday.

The fine for ignoring alternate side rules is now $65 across the city.

Before the change, the $65 fine was only in effect in Manhattan below 96th Street.

The fine had been $45 in other parts of the city.

The Department of Sanitation says the change will help to keep the city healthy, safe and clean.