Cee’s Which Way Challenge

Don’t Block The Box!

wwgridlockThis is what New Yorkers call “gridlock.” Instead of waiting for the traffic on the other side of the street to start moving, drivers drive into the middle of the street going  East to West- rushing across in hopes that things will start moving before the light changes going North South. Obviously the plan didn’t work and now the traffic trying to go uptown is stuck because the traffic going across town is blocking the way. Technically you can get a ticket for “blocking the box” but I can’t say I have ever seen a Policeman around handing them out when this happens.


12 thoughts on “Cee’s Which Way Challenge

  1. This pic brings back a memory. We got a ticket once. Just as we were driving through, a truck suddenly pulled over in front of us, and at that moment the lights changed and a very burly female traffic officer also appeared right on cue. the fine was a substantial one. 😦

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  2. We have signs right over the traffic lights that say (quite clearly) ‘Do Not Block the Intersection.’ The only ones who can read them are the ones waiting to get through the darn blocked intersection! This so bugs me!!

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    • It really is so ridiculous when people drive through knowing full well they will be blocking everything – both people trying to cross in the crosswalk which is now full of cars, and the actual cars going the other way!

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    • That seems to be how it works here too- and then for the people trying to cross it means walking between the cars and hoping they don’t smash you if they take their foot off the brake!!


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