Crowley wants DOT to investigate alleged ticket trap

After receiving numerous complaints about an alleged ticket trap in Ridgewood, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is calling on the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to investigate the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and 60th Street.

According to Crowley, drivers are complaining that cars are getting boxed into the intersection with NYPD traffic enforcement agents nearby to hand out expensive tickets.

“Many constituents are getting stuck, blocking the intersection and are being unfairly ticketed,” Crowley said in a statement.

In a letter to Nicole Garcia, the Queens commissioner for DOT, Crowley requested an onsite visit to the intersection to determine how it can be made safer and more efficient.