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Council president wants traffic lights synced before Baltimore begins fining drivers for blocking the box

As Baltimore prepares to begin enforcing $90 fines for “blocking the box,” Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young wants to first make sure the city’s traffic lights are synchronized correctly.

Young plans to introduce a resolution at Monday night’s council meeting calling on the city Department of Transportation to ensure that the traffic lights are properly synchronized.

Ensuring the lights are working properly will help Mayor Catherine Pugh’s new comprehensive safety campaign improve traffic flows and make the city “less likely to penalize drivers inadvertently stuck because of situations beyond their control,” Young said in a statement.

The Department of Transportation did not respond to a request for comment Monday afternoon.

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