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City Council president wants to delay "Don't Block the Box" campaign

Posted: 6:15 AM, Apr 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-24 08:38:07-04

Drivers could get fined for blocking intersections in Baltimore.

City Council President Jack Young introduced a resolution at Monday night's council meeting to delay the "Don't Block the Box" campaign. 

He called for the Department of Transportation to synchronize traffic lights before this initiative kicks off.  Young said synchronizing traffic lights could create better traffic flow and hopefully help cut down on how often drivers block intersections.  

Starting May 1, police will issue warnings to drivers who block intersections.  After the warning phase, drivers would get fined $90. 

Information regarding when work on the lights could start or how much it will cost the city has not been disclosed.