Obstructing Intersection

Obstructing an Intersection is a two point ticket in New York.  This type of ticket is also known as “blocking the box” and is given to drivers that block traffic for intersections.  This moving violation is both the cause of and result of traffic congestion and gridlock.  “Blocking the box” is inconvenient for motorists and pedestrians since it prevents motorists from following traffic control devices such as lane markers or signal lights.  It is also trouble for pedestrians because crosswalks are often blocked as a result of this violation forcing people to walk outside the designated areas.

When driving though an intersection while the light is changing make sure you have enough room on the far side to fit your vehicle in order to avoid this kind of ticket and to ensure crossing traffic has a clear path.

If you receive a summons for a cell phone, disobey traffic device, or any other moving violation, an experienced traffic ticket attorney can help. Please call us at 212-227-9008 or email us at

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