Crossing the street outside of designated crosswalks can result in a ticket for jaywalking, penalized by a fine up to $250 in California. If you are cited for CVC 21955, a police officer can issue a citation for violating pedestrian traffic laws.
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According to California Vehicle Code 21955, the definition is as follows:
“Between adjacent intersections controlled by traffic control signal devices or by police officers, pedestrians shall not cross the roadway at any place except in a crosswalk.”
This means, you cannot walk in the street outside of a crosswalk. Crossing the street in any other part of the street outside of a crosswalk is illegal. In addition, crossing within a crosswalk when the pedestrian signs signal to stop is also considered illegal.
Yes, jaywalking is illegal. Although it is not a felony, misdemeanor, or moving violation, it is an infraction that you can be cited for. By law, pedestrians are required to obey traffic control signals including the walk/don’t walk signs at intersections.
As of 2016, the fine for a jaywalking ticket can cost up to $250 in California depending on where the infraction occurs. In many areas, the penalty for jaywalking increases for repeated offenses.
*All estimates include base fine, mandatory 20% California surcharge, and penalty fees and assessments.
No, jaywalking is not a felony. Jaywalking is classified as an infraction
No, jaywalking is not a misdemeanor. Jaywalking is classified as an infraction.
No, jaywalking is not a moving violation. Jaywalking is classified as an infraction.
Jaywalking gets its name from a term that originated in Kansas. Adapted from the term “jaydriver,” meant to refer to drivers who did not obey traffic laws, jaywalking refers to the action of crossing a street outside of a crosswalk without obeying pedestrian traffic laws.
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