Obstructing Traffic Tickets

Obstructing Traffic in New York City

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Blocking the box is a major traffic issue in New York, which is why parking enforcement agents and police officers alike are cracking down on violators daily. The terms “blocking the box” and “gridlocking” both refer to the obstruction of traffic. In a city like NYC, obstructing traffic can cause major congestion and is dangerous for drivers and pedestrians alike. The consequences for an obstructing traffic ticket include fines, surcharges, added driving points, increased insurance premiums, and more.

As such, if you got a ticket for blocking the box, turn to our New York City obstructing traffic violation lawyer for proven defense. We help hundreds of clients achieve favorable verdicts in their traffic ticket cases every week and are confident in our abilities to help you fight for the same outcome.

The moment you are ticketed is the moment you must begin your defense. Contact us at (877) 803-2603 to speak to our New York City obstructing traffic violation attorney!

Obstructing Traffic Laws in NYC

Obstructing traffic in New York City is unique in that it is both a traffic and parking violation. This means that police officers and parking enforcement agents have the power to issue obstructing traffic violation tickets to drivers.

Under Section 1175 of New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Laws, obstructing traffic at an intersection occurs when vehicular traffic is stopped on the opposite side of an intersection, meaning no person can drive into the intersection except when turning, unless there is enough space on the opposite side of the intersection to accommodate their vehicle notwithstanding a traffic signal indicating that the person is permitted to proceed.

Obstructing traffic is punishable by $115 fines and an additional two driving points to your record (depending on who issued your ticket), which could contribute to a license suspension. Enforcement of blocking the box is extremely common, especially when the NYC Department of Transportation and NYPD announced in 2018 that they will aggressively enforce obstructing traffic violations in 50 key intersections across Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Effects of Blocking the Box

There are various reasons why NYC is particularly strict on obstructing traffic violations. Being one of a handful of cities that treats such acts as both a moving and parking violation, New York City is a place where drivers must be extra self-aware and cautious of their actions.

Why is NYC so strict on obstructing traffic violators?

  • It causes extreme traffic congestion.
  • It disrupts the flow of traffic.
  • It lowers the quality of life.
  • Residents’ movement within their own neighborhoods is restricted by gridlock
  • Pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, etc. can be endangered as they navigate obstructed traffic.
  • It restricts emergency personnel (i.e. EMTs, police officers, firefighters) from doing their jobs, which depend on the timing of their arrival. Every second they spend in gridlock is a matter of life and death for the people they serve.
  • Blocking the box poses environmental threats.

Did You Get an Obstructing Traffic Ticket?

Your driver’s license is too important to risk losing which is why you must fight your obstructing traffic ticket as soon as possible. Choosing a skilled and experienced New York City obstructing traffic violation attorney is critical to the outcome of your case, so you must choose wisely. As such, with Gannes & Musico, LLP in your corner, your case will be equipped with the powerhouse legal advocacy you deserve.

Ticketed for obstructing traffic? Regain your peace of mind with our New York City obstructing traffic violation lawyer by contacting (877) 803-2603 today!

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