Charlotte gives 100 jaywalking warning tickets in 90 minutes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in Charlotte hope they’ve made a point with pedestrians who violate crosswalk laws.

The Charlotte Observer reported ( that officers handed out 100 warning tickets in just 90 minutes at a single intersection Thursday morning.

A dozen people have been hit at that intersection in the last five years.

Police said ticketed people who crossed in the middle of a block or crossed against crosswalk signals. Others were ticketed for entering a crosswalk when the flashing walk sign was counting down. It’s illegal to start crossing when the “no walk” sign in counting down.

Three drivers were given warning tickets for failing to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk. About two dozen drivers were cited for various violations. One driver was arrested on an outstanding warrant.


Information from: The Charlotte Observer,

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