Don’t block the box

Art Description

In New York City, drivers who "block the box" are subject to a moving violation that comes with a US$90.00 penalty. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, noting that the ten-minute ticketing process actually contributes to overall traffic congestion, has asked the New York State Legislature to remove “blocking the box” from the moving violation category. This reclassification would give more traffic agents authority to write tickets and change the current ticketing procedure, which requires that the issuing officer physically stop the violating car in traffic. A box junction, which was invented by Charles Hutchings, is a road traffic control measure designed to prevent congestion and gridlock at junctions. [wikipedia]


Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 69x98 cm
Date: Nov 2019