SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — It’s not a good idea to block the intersection.
Why you ask? It’s not only dangerous, but you may also end up paying at least $106. The $106 ticket is only if you’re stopped by a parking enforcement officer.
But if you’re stopped by a San Francisco police officer, you will have to fork over $285. The reason why is because police are using the vehicle code, and parking enforcement is using the municipal parking code.
That being said, usually the police will pull you over for a different moving violation rather than just the blocking the box violation. In just 90 minutes, two parking enforcement officers wrote 80 tickets for drivers blocking the box.
They would wait until the driver entered the intersection. If your car did not make it through, you would get cited