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Definition of Jaywalking

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act of crossing the street against a traffic light or in an area where there is no crosswalk
cross a street against a traffic light or in an area where there is no crosswalk
Jaywalking Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Verb
1. cross the road at a red light
(hypernym) traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across
(derivation) jaywalker
Jaywalking Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Jaywalking is illegal or reckless pedestrian crossing of a roadway. Examples include a pedestrian crossing between intersections 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. The term's dissemination in the 1920s and 1930s was due in part to the redefinition of some streets as places where pedestrians do not belong.

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