No more blocking the box in CT

A new state law taking effect Thursday prohibits drivers from blocking the box.Police can now ticket drivers caught blocking an intersection when the light turns

STAMFORD - A new state law taking effect Thursday prohibits drivers from blocking the box.

Police can now ticket drivers caught blocking an intersection when the light turns red. The crime carries a $93 fine.

The push for the law started in Stamford, whose congested downtown is particularly susceptible to gridlock. The city has so far designated five intersections for block the box and another 18 are being considered.

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