Blocking the box.

If you can see that the cars on the other side of the light are stacked up and aren’t moving, there are 5 seconds left of the green, and you can clearly tell there’s no room for your car if you go through the light, then DON’T FUCKING GO. I’m not generally in favor of severe penalties for driving malfeasance (looking at you, Virginia) but for that people should be put in the stocks and have everyone they blocked from going through the green throw rotten fruit at them.

Every time I get stuck at the same light for 10 minutes it’s because some dipshit is parked in the middle of the intersection when I have a green. And the worst part is they act like they did nothing wrong when everyone honks at them! This is fucking endemic in DC, I assume it happens a lot in NYC as well.