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City Supports “Do Not Block the Box’ Bill, Again

At this week’s Council meeting, the Council approved a resolution supporting Maryland State House Bill HB672 “Do Not Block the Box” bill. This bill is coming for the second time in MD State House. It passed in House last year but didn’t go past the Senate committee for a vote on the floor. According to Del. Carr, this year, the companion Senate Bill will come for the hearing in April.  Here is the full text of the letter we sent. If you are concerned about preventing this gridlock, you may wish to contact Delegate Barbara Frush (District 21), Barbara.Frush@house.state.md.us, immediately. She is a member of the E&T Committee, which will be hearing the bill today.

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Delegate Kumar Barve, Chair

Environment and Transportation Committee

Room 251
House Office Building
Annapolis, MD 21401Annapolis, MD 21401

Re:  HB 672  Vehicle Laws – Intersections – Prohibited Acts

Dear Chair Barve and Committee Members:

During our City Council meeting on February 20, 2018, the City Council voted to support HB 672.  This “don’t block the box” legislation supports safe driving habits and practices that reduce congestion at signalized intersections.  We believe it will help strengthen a driving culture that keeps intersections clear and increases safety on our major roads.  We appreciate the work your committee has done on this bill and other transportation bills to increase safety.

On behalf of the City Council and our residents, I respectfully request your continued support for this legislation.

Sincerely,

Patrick L. Wojahn

Mayor

Cc:       Delegate Barbara Frush, 21st District

Delegate Ben Barnes, 21st District

 

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