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Poll: Do you jaywalk?

A new garda campaign to reduce road fatalities may see people who cross the road at ‘unofficial’ points interviewed and prosecuted.

Image: Seth Wenig/AP/Press Association Images

GARDAÍ HAVE LAUNCHED a major campaign to try and reduce the number of casualties on the capital’s roads – and have said that pedestrians are the single most vulnerable road user group in Dublin over the last 10 years, accounting for 1 in 3 fatalities.

Under their new road safety plan, pedestrians who cross roads at ‘unofficial’ crossing points may be interviewed by gardaí and possibly face prosecution. Under the 1997 Road Traffic regulations, you must only cross a roadway when a green light at a pedestrian crossing signals that you can.

Do you jaywalk?


Poll Results:

Yes, regularly (1992)
Sometimes (1625)
Rarely (402)
Never (165)




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