The “Just Don’t Jaywalk” campaign has wrapped up in Surrey, and Mounties say while they are satisfied with the education portion of the safety operation, the enforcement aspect ended up playing a big role as well.
400 jaywalking tickets – at between 109 to 121 dollars a pop – were handed out over the two-month span.
“When the education fails, we hope that people that did, unfortunately get a jaywalking ticket will revisit their casual demeanour when it comes to crossing streets.
Corporal Bert Paquet says he hopes the campaign leads to better long-term pedestrian safety.
He adds they are now looking forward to later summer and early fall – another high-risk time for pedestrians – when education efforts will start back up.