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?
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 Jaywalking is one of those outdated, rarely-enforced laws similar to car window tint or smoking marijuana in public.
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.
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.
I see it as a law, but it’s like doing 2 mph over.
You can definitely receive citations for disobeying them.
You are right, Tops.
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.
You are almost surely correct but it may vary by local or state jurisdiction. Whether one is cited for it varies according to circumstances.
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.
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.
They will ticket people in Portland.
Law, but I cross if it’s safe and no police are around light or no light.
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.
I find most bicyclist extremely irritating.
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.
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.
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.