Can I Get a Ticket for Jay-Walking Even if There Are No Cars Around?
As a Gainesville accident attorney, I can tell you, yes you can get a ticket in Gainesviille, Ocala and in all of Florida! Here is the info:
- A pedestrian can receive a ticket for violations of the above-mentioned laws in the amount of $15. Florida law requires that a pedestrian cross the road only on a marked crosswalk if it is provided.
- Pedestrians must also obey the pedestrian lights and cross only on green, regardless whether there is traffic on the road or not. While you might think that the road is clear to cross, a driver may be speeding and will get to where you are faster than you might think. Similarly, while your street may be clear of traffic, a vehicle may suddenly make a turn onto your street.
- By following the above-mentioned rules you will not only avoid a ticket and a penalty for improperly crossing the road, but you will also keep yourself safer on the street.
Here is more information on the rules and laws regulating pedestrians in Florida.
Be safe walking on or near the road; pedestrian accidents are one of the most fatal type of accidents and can cause serious injury.
I am local accident attorney Jeffrey Meldon and I strongly believe that public education is the first step in the prevention of and/or recovery from a serious accident. My office and I take pride in our work, and the results we get for our clients.
Meldon Law is a regional law firm that is located in Gainesville, Florida. We are personal injury lawyers, litigators and trial lawyers that have been working to get accident victims the justice they deserve for over 40 years throughout North Florida and all over Florida. Accidents involving a car crash, truck wreck, motorcycle, ATVs, bicycle, pedestrian accidents, and dog bites, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and criminal defense are all included in our practice.
For more information on how we can help you, or with any other question you may have, feel free to contact our office at 800-373-8000.