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Question #5659 posted on 05/15/2004 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Is jaywalking illegal, and what is the punishment for jaywalking? Is it different in every state?

- Jodie

A: Dear Jodie,

Yes, jaywalking is illegal, and yes, the specific laws and punishments are different in every state. But, the general idea is that you are jaywalking if you don't use a cross-walk when there is one within a block of where you crossed. The ussual punishment is a ticket, that is probably going to range from $50 to $100.

-cubic nerd
A: Dear Jodie-

One of my wife's professors was ticketed for jaywalking across 900 East. You know, where those big signs say to go to the corner before crossing.

-The Franchise
A: Dear Jodie,

Yes, it is. I just saw a guy get ticketed after walking across the street between the Wilk and the bus stop. Now I'm a lot more careful when I cross...

A: Dear Jo-D,

The fine on campus is $25, thought it is on the books as $50. It does vary quite a bit, as each police jurisdiction can set their own fine for such an infraction (infraction as opposed to misdemeanor or felony). For more information about fine rates, contact Provo Police at 852-6210.

-CGNU Grad