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Jaywalkers Face Fines In Fayetteville

Posted June 27, 2001

— What might seem like a minor offense is getting lots of attention in Fayetteville.

Police are cracking down on people who do not cross at intersections or marked crosswalks.

So far this year, there have been 13 traffic-related deaths in Fayetteville. Some of those deaths involved pedestrians crossing busy streets, like Bragg Boulevard.

Still, that does not stop some people from taking their chances.

"It's easier to cross in the middle there, because sometimes you don't even know which direction the cars are going. So you really have to look," says pedestrian Daniel Gray.

Police say anyone crossing the streets at places other than intersections or crosswalks will first get a warning.

The next jaywalking offense could result in a $100 fine.

Police say a majority of accidents in the city could be avoided if people crossed with care.


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