RIDGEWOOD — The 104th Precinct slapped scofflaw truckers with more than 80 tickets during an enforcement operation in the area earlier this month, police said.
Officers at the precinct, which covers Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village and Maspeth, cracked down on drivers using non-truck routes and even towed five vehicles, according to cops.
The operation ran from Aug. 6 to 9 and hit drivers with 81 summonses, including 50 tickets for driving off truck routes, 14 tickets for failing to provide proof they needed to deviate from truck routes and eight tickets for driving without a license, police said.
Cops initiated the sting in response to an increase in accidents. From July 8 to Aug. 4 of last year, there were 18 truck accidents in the area, while this year that number doubled to 36, although most involved only minor property damage, police said.
Flushing and Grand avenues in Maspeth were one of the target areas, cops said, since they have historically been plagued with illegal commercial truck traffic.