They Truly Do Exist

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Editor:

I just finished reading the comment from the woman who threatened to sue people if we hit them while crossing an unmarked intersection of highway. Isn’t she confessing to be a jaywalker? Isn’t that illegal?

Jaywalking is an informal term commonly used in North America to refer to illegal or reckless pedestrian crossing of a roadway.

Examples include a pedestrian crossing between intersections (outside a crosswalk, marked or unmarked) without yielding to drivers and starting to cross a crosswalk at a signalized intersection without waiting for a permissive indication to be displayed.

In the United States, state statutes generally reflect the Uniform Vehicle Code in requiring drivers to yield the right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks; at other locations, crossing pedestrians are either required to yield to drivers or, under some conditions, are prohibited from crossing.

Remember this, these people truly do exist and are walking among us right now.

Randy J. Wilcox

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