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Don't Block the Box

A blocked box – traffic is boxed in at this busy intersection

Keep intersections clear of both vehicles and pedestrians. Allow the free flow of traffic during rush hours -- don't block the box.

MOVN's new campaign, "Don’t Block the Box" uses education and enforcement to remind drivers not to block intersections.

This program aims to educate drivers that it is illegal to enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space to clear the other side of the intersection without blocking the advance of other vehicles or pedestrians.

Recently, Miami-Dade police and other law enforcement agencies launched a campaign to stop drivers from blocking intersections to beat the red light and creating gridlock. Nearly two dozen local police agencies now monitor busy intersections to identify how many cars can safely clear an intersection before a light change. They're also there to stop those that would otherwise get stuck and block traffic flow.

A common cause of congestion is the blocking of intersections, or “gridlock”.  When this occurs, travel time and fuel are wasted; air pollution increases and tempers flare. It is hazardous to vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Blocking an intersection is rude to other drivers.

Florida Statute 316.2061 states that drivers should not enter intersections if they can't make it all the way across without stopping and blocking the cross traffic.

Don't get "caught in the middle" - you will be in violation.

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