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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Don't Block the Box!

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Do Not Block Intersection or Emergency Vehicle Exit Road Markings have been installed on Wilton Drive to warn drivers not to stop in these boxes.  These markings mean DO NOT BLOCK the intersection/driveway.  Usually, these traffic control markings are found at the entrances and exits to police and fire stations, and they are present to serve a very important purpose. When motorists are observant of these markings and they do not block the intersection, they allow emergency vehicles immediate access to our roadways to quickly and safely respond to emergencies. When motorists are distracted and non-observant, they violate the law by blocking these areas, causing a delayed emergency response, and any delay in public safety’s response can mean the difference between life and death! 

If traffic is backed up, stop in front of the boxes, or behind them, but DO NOT stop on top of them as you will be in violation of Florida law (FSS 316.2061). 

In our City, you will see these boxes in front of the Wilton Drive exit from the Wilton Manors Police Station located at 2020 Wilton Drive and at the intersection of Wilton Drive and NE 22 Street near the fire station. Remember, Florida law prohibits motorists from blocking any intersection or stopping within these boxes.  Now that you are in the know, help ensure public safety’s response to emergency situations is not delayed by not blocking the box! 

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