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May 14th, 2012
07:35 PM ET

Town issues heavy fines for jaywalking

In a move to crackdown on distracted pedestrians, one town is giving out tickets for jaywalking. CNN's Mary Snow reports.


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  1. Jim Thomas

    Those jaywalkers would scream to high heavon if they got hit.If they are that dumb or lazy they deserve what they get.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    May 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm |
  2. David of Alexandria VA

    This type of measure is long overdue, Wolf. We seem to obsess with the dangers of distracted driving and lose sight of the fact that many of the the distractions are prevasive. I have seen countless people wandering down the street, across intersections with or without the light, texting, listening or phoning. It's a dangerous world. Even when everyone takes care, stuff happens. I'd hate someone to be morally in the right but totally dead because of their distracted walking.

    Don't get me started on cyclists.

    May 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  3. Bob Carr

    I believe its about time, too many people walking around in a cloud. not watching where they are going.

    May 15, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  4. Manning El Paso, TX

    I think the town is right in giving ticket for jaywalking long run you save life. Children follow the example of adults
    lets teach them right way of crossing a street.

    May 15, 2012 at 11:02 am |

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