Jaywalking

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Definition: Jaywalking


Quick Summary of Jaywalking


Cross or walk in the street or road unlawfully or without regard for approaching traffic.




What is the dictionary definition of Jaywalking?

Dictionary Definition


n. walking across a street outside of marked crosswalks, and not at a corner, and/or against a signal light. If there is vehicle traffic or clear markings of a place to cross, this is a traffic misdemeanour subject to fine, and may be (but not conclusively) contributory negligence in the event of injury to the jaywalker by a vehicle.

1. To behave as a jaywalker; to violate pedestrian traffic regulations by crossing a street away from a designated crossing or to walk in the part of the street intended for cars rather than on the sidewalk.

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Definition Sources


Definitions for Jaywalking are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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