Why is it called jaywalking?

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"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

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