What does a do not block intersection sign look like, and what does it mean?

I’m learning about road signs in driver’s ed right now and I’m confused by the do not block intersection signs because of course we’re not supposed to block off intersections when we’re driving. What do they mean, and what do they look like?

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
A do not block intersection sign is a vertical, rectangular-shaped sign. It is white with black lettering that reads DO NOT BLOCK INTERSECTION in capital letters.
These signs mean that you could
get into trouble
for pulling too far forward into the intersection. When you see signs like this, you shouldn’t move into the intersection unless you are certain that you’ll make it to the other side—even if you have a green light.
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