Ghost car busters: Adams, Hochul tout new task force cracking down on drivers with fake plates

They ain’t afraid of no ghost cars.

Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams announced on Tuesday the latest effort to crack down on drivers evading tolls with ghost cars — vehicles with bogus paper license plates.

Part of that effort took place on March 11, when a newly-formed multi-agency task force impounded 73 ghost vehicles — including bikes and vans — along with issuing 282 summons and arresting eight drivers. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, according to the elected officials.

Joining Police Commissioner Edward Caban, New York City Sheriff Anthony Miranda and MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber on the RFK (Triborough) Bridge, Hochul and Adams said task force members will be dispatched to bridges and tunnels around the five boroughs to screen vehicles operating with paper license plates.