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Jaywalking laws now being enforced?

By johnboy - 8 December 2006 22

In the discussion of yesterday’s fatality on Northbourne Avenue Poison Ivy has sent in an interesting snippet:

. . . and today at lunchtime there were two members of the Canberra constabulary vigorously monitoring jaywalkers on this intersection and issuing $51 fines to offenders.

Is this going to be a one-off or part of a broader enforcement campaign??

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22 Responses to
Jaywalking laws now being enforced?
Avy 12:08 pm 11 Dec 06

does the legislation extend to window washers?

sexynotsmart 11:43 pm 09 Dec 06

My last parking fine was more than $51, and I wasn’t endangering the life or mobility of myself and others.

Note to firebrand do-gooders: PLEASE don’t start a petition to have the two fines brought into line. We’ll end out paying more for jaywalking.

Sammy 11:05 am 09 Dec 06

Hopefully the police will be decent about it and just fine those idiots cross the road dangerously.

And now that our police are more highly educated, they should definitely be able to make these sorts of judgement calls. *cough*.

Absent Diane 10:32 am 09 Dec 06

I will personally do what I like… as an adult who doesn’t need glasses (yet!?!?!) I think I have enough judgement to determine when to cross the road or not safely with or without the protection of little red and green men. If it lands me with a ticket.. so be it.

Hopefully the police will be decent about it and just fine those idiots cross the road dangerously.

KaneO 10:28 am 09 Dec 06

I’m surprised the Police found the time to enforce that law.

vg 8:29 am 09 Dec 06

For some people it is, trust me

They rant and rave if/when discovered, but could have avoided the whole thing by just obeying a simple law. Of course I’ll once again be educated on what I should or shouldn’t be doing at work because of a statement like this…but what would I know?

el 1:56 am 09 Dec 06

Howabout just obeying the traffic signals? Not that hard, is it?

houdini 12:36 am 09 Dec 06

You can be locked up for jaywalking if the Police cannot confirm your identity – leave your id at home/office if you like.

KaneO 11:42 pm 08 Dec 06

just have a ‘psychotic episode’ drool a lot, and the coppers will let you go.

gurunik 9:52 pm 08 Dec 06

bugger. sammy beat me to it.

Sammy 9:36 pm 08 Dec 06

Hmm, in the words of The Boogs, not a very proactive response.

futto 9:20 pm 08 Dec 06

if they are going to go after petty crime, why not start with all the junkies in the parks and interchanges.

Oh, and i jaywalk out the front of the woden police station every day when i go to lunch. I’ll let you know if i get a fine.

toriness 4:26 pm 08 Dec 06

someone should inform the boys and girls in the blue that the horse has bolted

SamTSeppo 4:09 pm 08 Dec 06

So start leaving your IDs at the office when you go to lunch. What are they going to do, lock you up for jaywalking?

… shit, nevermind.

smokey2 4:00 pm 08 Dec 06

Does this mean they have a new batch of trainees to teach how to intimidate and harrass the public?

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