“I noticed this problem as soon as I moved to Tyler, Texas, about 5 years ago. Jaywalking is not just a downtown problem, it’s all around the loop, inside and out. After purchasing my new vehicle and attaching a dash camera to it, I decided it’s time to start making people more aware.
I believe this is already has the attention of the people, the problem is people are simply in a hurry. The quickest way from point A to point B is a straight line, and that disregards oncoming traffic and safety.
I believe jaywalking needs to start being enforced, at least in front of our own city courthouse. I’m not saying everyone needs to be ticketed, maybe a simple warning. People need to be aware of how dangerous it is to bolt in front of traffic. Thousands of tax payer’s dollars have been spent to have working pedestrian cross walks at many intersections, and many times they are being blatantly disregarded. I understand Tyler, Texas is still considered a small and growing city, but to walk in front of traffic is a very dangerous choice, and it’s only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or killed.
People need to realize that cars do not yield to pedestrians outside of a crosswalk. Even if a vehicle in lane 1 does yield for a jaywalking pedestrian, the vehicle in lane 2, may not. Looking both ways is not sufficient if your jaywalking across 4 lanes of traffic, be smart and use a crosswalk.”
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