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Tink
30-05-2012, 10:14 PM
There is a new intense initiative in the greater Orlando. Orlando is one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians. To counteract that reality and "teach new behaviors" as the Sheriff has said, tickets will be issued to all jaywalkers, and all drivers who do not yield to pedestrians in the crosswalks.

The tickets will be warning tickets until August, at which time they will then have a fine attached to them.

So, stay in the crosswalk and yield to those in the crosswalks!

keith
30-05-2012, 10:19 PM
wow very good info Tink many thanks

We don't have the concept of Jay Walking in the UK. So this is crossing ANY road without finding a crossing? however minor? even if theres no crossing for miles? or??

Britchick
30-05-2012, 10:21 PM
I thought you were going to say that Keith was driving :tongue:

Tink
30-05-2012, 10:30 PM
Jaywalking means that a pedestrian has crossed the road NOT using the crosswalk. When there is no crosswalk, a pedestrian still needs to cross in a safe manner (not stop in the middle of the oncoming lane, etc).

All pedestrians, whether crossing legally or not have the right of way and all drivers must yield to them. Not yielding to a pedestrian in a crosswalk will get the driver ticketed.

Hope that helps a bit?

keith
30-05-2012, 10:35 PM
Thats excellent many thanks Tink!

and britchick :taunt::taunt::taunt::taunt:

Wendy
30-05-2012, 10:40 PM
Thanks Tink :)

DisneyFreak
31-05-2012, 01:45 PM
Here in Fort Myers anyone caught texting while walking will be issued an $85 ticket.

keith
31-05-2012, 02:13 PM
Here in Fort Myers anyone caught texting while walking will be issued an $85 ticket.

Omg seriously?? :lol:

uscwest
31-05-2012, 02:53 PM
I read that online. Unbelievable



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Deafjeff
31-05-2012, 04:15 PM
Here in Fort Myers anyone caught texting while walking will be issued an $85 ticket.

Seriously?! So we need to stand wearing high visible jacket while texting?


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Wendy
31-05-2012, 05:22 PM
Here in Fort Myers anyone caught texting while walking will be issued an $85 ticket.

Wow, the councils would make a fortune over here!

Tink
01-06-2012, 12:22 AM
Wow! But then, Ft. Myers in many areas crazy busy with traffic and people walking all over so it makes some sense. Could become the richest city in Florida with all the ticket funds!