Jaywalking laws to be enforced

intersection SLIDEPolice Chief Joseph Sinagra said his officers will soon be enforcing all pedestrian laws — including jaywalking, walking on the wrong side of the road, crossing the street diagonally rather than perpendicularly, crossing against a do not walk sign and, for motorists, failure to yield the right-of-way in a crosswalk that doesn’t include pedestrian signage (and of course when such crosswalks show walk signs).

While no tickets have been issued to pedestrians for not obeying the law as of yet, Sinagra promised that would soon change.

Cost of receiving such a ticket is “$175 with a $70 surcharge” in the town and village municipal courts, Sinagra said.


Plainclothes policemen will be stationed within sight of crosswalks for enforcement.