GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- In many intersections, there is signage telling drivers to not stop in the box painted on the ground.

Drivers should stop before they reach the intersection.

[WATCH: Drivers caught misbehaving by stopping in Glendale intersection box]

This is to reduce the number of crashes in Glendale roadways. In the area of 59th and Olive avenues, there is a high crash intersection.

City engineers placed black and white "DO NOT STOP IN BOX" signs at every corner which are totally ignored.

I spent time there watching drivers ignore the requirement and spoke to some of the people in the intersection.

What I found out was that some have no clue what "do not stop in box" means or even what the box looks like.

Caught Misbehaving with Stanley Roberts exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences. His reports air regularly on CBS 5 News at 10 p.m.
 
 


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(6) comments

Johnny34

Since moving from the NW to AZ in the fall, the first thing I noticed is how many big accidents there are at intersections. It took while to figure out why, but it's really simple. People here don't want to be the first car at the red light, they want to make it through, and the definition of running a yellow is different here than in other states. You have to always assume, 100% of the time when taking a left, that even if you're all the way out in the center of the intersection, and the light just turned red, the oncoming car is going to barrel through. I don't think this box really addresses the core problem at all.

TCAZ

Unfortunately, Glendale has a lot of things going on with traffic control that you won't find in the Arizona DOT Driver's Manual. Yeah ... is the "box" the intersection or the crosswalk or some box painted somewhere that you don't see until you stop at the intersection.

Dean

Another thing Stan, there are many intersections if you stop BEFORE you get to it you cannot see traffic coming from one direction or the other, sometimes neither.

Dean

Never heard of "the box" and I have been driving for 60 years. Also I have never seen such a sign.

Tacoburger

So what the heck is this box? No wonder most drivers don't know what you're talking about. Leave it to these Glendale engineers to cause more confusion with their flashing yellow arrows and now this. How is this supposed to help? The only thing that will help you in traffic is defensive driving.

robertscomputer

Any who bypass rules should only so so if getting away of being targeted for a crime by someone and only if safe to do so with horn blasting all its while. This is not the law, just mine and should be yours to keep in mind too. [scared]

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