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TopsQueen May 28th, 2018 7:16pm

From my walk today. My husband says pedestrian lights “Do Not Walk “are only suggestions you don’t have to obey them. I so you can receive a citation for disobeying them. What do you think?

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
05/29/18 5:10 am

If there’s no cars coming, it’s ok to cross. Jaywalking is one of those outdated, rarely-enforced laws similar to car window tint or smoking marijuana in public.

daverator Connecticut
05/28/18 8:08 pm

I clicked law but you bet if theirs a completely open intersection and I’d have to wait to walk through the pedestrian light it’s turning into a suggestion.

shygal47 Florida east coast
05/28/18 7:17 pm

Is it a law? I see lots of people that make a dash at the last second. I know I don’t start across if it’s down to 10 because it takes me a while to walk from one corner to the next.

lightsabr2 The Big Sky
05/28/18 6:24 pm

I see it as a law, but it’s like doing 2 mph over.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
05/28/18 5:26 pm

You can definitely receive citations for disobeying them.

lcamino Florida and Georgia
05/28/18 4:16 pm

You are right, Tops.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
05/28/18 3:56 pm

I notice pedestrian signs on most new signals even in the suburbs. You probably won’t get a J walking citation in the burbs but if you get run over the driver if off free.

susanr Colorado
05/28/18 2:27 pm

You are almost surely correct but it may vary by local or state jurisdiction. Whether one is cited for it varies according to circumstances.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
05/28/18 1:43 pm

It’s the law. Don’t believe me? Have him Jaywalk in front of the Police precinct in Portland...let me know how it goes.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
05/28/18 2:30 pm

I will do that. We walk in front of the North Bend police station quite frequently on our walk. However, he taught quite a few of the officers.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
05/28/18 4:17 pm

They will ticket people in Portland.

05/28/18 1:41 pm

Law, but I cross if it’s safe and no police are around light or no light.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
05/28/18 1:13 pm

No different than a red light if you’re driving. Not that those aren’t treated as just suggestions by a lot of drivers here. And probably close to all bicyclists.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
05/28/18 1:41 pm

I find most bicyclist extremely irritating.

HtheC South Florida
05/28/18 12:49 pm

I had a cousin recently get cited for J-Walking since she didn't obey the sign. Not sure how likely an officer will do this but it happens.

WeightlessWings District of Columbia
05/28/18 12:19 pm

Failure to obey traffic control devices. Yes it's illegal and definitely not a suggestion. That being said, it's extraordinarily unlikely for you to be cited for that.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
05/28/18 1:40 pm

I think someone actually was cited for it here. They do stings, for pedestrian safety. That goes both ways. I know a couple years ago a couple threw themselves in front of a car so they could sue them or something. They got cited and arrested after they got out of the hospital.