"jay" was given to people new to big city life. in the early 1900's people new to big cities were not familiar with new traffic patterns of the increasing vehicle traffic and were given the name jaywalkers for crossing in between lanes of traffic. jay......meaning inexperienced person and the word walk, jaywalking
Crossing the road recklessly is called JAYWALKING
jaywalking is considered illegal. However, the most that will happen with jaywalking is the person would get a fine for it.
The police officer gave the man a ticket for jaywalking.
jaywalking is rarely enforced but if it is it will normally be a ticket and or a small fine(fine will vary in different places)
A jaywalking ticket will not increase your car insurance. It will not put points on your license in most areas or states.
i do not know... could someone please tell me! 2. Jaywalking is walking, particularly across the road, and paying little attention to other traffic. Due to modern devices such as MP3 players, and their associated earphones, deaths from jaywalking are increasing.
There is no specific act prohibiting jaywalking itself in SA, a police officer however does have a number of more generic offences that what is popularly known as jaywalking could fall under, penalties differ depending on the specific offence.
No, it was legalised in 1997.