NYPD To Ticket Jaywalking Pedestrians For Their Own Safety!

NYPD to Ticket Jaywalking Pedestrians for Their Own SafetyOver the years, of course, the law has been broken by nearly every single New Yorker, now the NYPD plans to increase ticketing against jaywalkers — The Department of Transportation wants to educate the public…”they have to use the crosswalks to walk and they have to follow the streetlights,” Jaywalking is now illegal and the initiative is all about creating safer streets.

It’s not the first such initiative since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office — the NYPD reportedly handed out 452 jaywalking tickets between Jan. 1, 2015 and the end of February, compared with just 50 during the same period last year and 531 for all of 2013, according to the New York Post.

The push comes as the mayor has been defending the effectiveness of his Vision Zero initiative, which was designed to increase pedestrian safety through a number of changes, including increased penalties against reckless drivers.

 

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