New Jersey Town Tickets Jaywalkers

May 14, 2012

Police in a northern New Jersey town are ticketing pedestrians who don’t stay in the crosswalks or cross an intersection against the light.

Fort Lee police hope the $85 jaywalking tickets will save lines.

Police Chief Thomas Ripoli tells The Record newspaper more than 20 pedestrians were struck in the town this year and three were killed.

Police have stopped 575 jaywalkers since the beginning of the year and issued 117 tickets since mid-March.

Capt. Keith Bendul tells the newspaper police are also targeting motorists who do not stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, as required by law.

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