Should CA Pedestrians Be Allowed to Cross During the Flashing Countdown Signal?

Date Posted: 05/09/2017

Categories: News

Currently, doing so can get walkers a hefty jaywalking ticket, one costing up to $250. Pedestrians in downtown Los Angeles learned that lesson the hard way during a Los Angeles Police Department crackdown in the neighborhood in 2015.

Police wrote about 17,000 tickets for the offense over four years, prompting protest from pedestrian advocates and action by the Los Angeles City Council. It ordered the police department to study whether it could step down enforcement and urged the state Legislature to change the law.

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