www.qns.com APRIL 1, 2022 22RIDGEWOOD TIMES
NYPD effort to crack down on traffic,
parking violations in 104th Precinct
BY JULIA MORO
After observing low enforcement
efforts in his district, Councilman
Robert Holden called for a special
operation to tackle traffic and parking
violations to control reckless driving and
The NYPD Joint Visibility Corridor
Enforcement Initiative started in March
of 2019 to drive collisions in the city down.
The operation provides a highly visible
police presence along collision prone corridors
throughout the city and analyzes the
impact of the initiative thereafter.
The operation started in Holden’s district
last week and is set to end on April 3.
However, Holden said he will continue to
push for better enforcement and a bolder
police presence to curb reckless parking
“It sends a message,” Holden said. “We’re
not going to be stepped on. In my district,
we weren’t getting enforcement on so
many levels. We’re not Manhattan; Queens
gets neglected for everything. We didn’t
get the attention we were supposed to get.
Now, the new administration is addressing
According to the NYPD Traffic Bureau,
after just one week of higher police
enforcement, 683 moving summonses
were issued; 3,248 parking summonses
were issued; 112 vehicles were towed; 108
truck violations were issued; and three
arrests were made relating to vehicle and
The areas of focus for this operation are
along Cypress, Metropolitan and Pennsylvania
Avenues in the confines of the 75th,
83rd and 104th precincts.
Holden said that part of the reason he
reached out the NYPD for help was because
of the horrific accidents that have
taken place in his neighborhoods. In early
February, a 57-year-old man was struck by
two cars within seconds of crossing the intersection
at Cooper and Cypress Avenues.
“There’s a lack of respect for human life,”
Holden said. “I think the Department of
Transportation bears some responsibility
— they need to make our corners safer.
Most of the people who have been killed
in my district have been hit in a crosswalk.
The more you see these videos and hear of
lives lost, the more passionate I get about
Another accident took place in Glendale,
where two teens were injured after their
scooter collided with a car on Cooper
Avenue in late February. The neighborhood
has been in public outcry to make its
streets safer to cross.
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