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intr.v. jay·walked, jay·walk·ing, jay·walks
To walk across a street in violation of traffic law, especially by crossing outside of a marked pedestrian crosswalk at an intersection.

[From jay, inexperienced person.]

jay′walk′er n.
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المَشْي المُخالِف لِحَرَكَة المُرور
nekázeň chodců
szabálytalan átkelés
kæruleysi gangandi vegfarenda
nedisciplinovanosť chodcov
dikkatsiz yürüme


[ˈdʒeɪˌwɔːkɪŋ] Nimprudencia f al cruzar la calle
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(ˈdʒeiwoːkə) noun
a person who walks carelessly among traffic. She never looks to see if there's a car coming before she crosses the road – she's a jaywalker.
ˈjaywalking noun
The police were concerned about the number of accidents involving jaywalking.
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Colonel Jamal Al Bannai, discussed the Six Sigma approach introduced by the department -- a set of tools and strategies for process improvement -- regarding jay walking, as the number of pedestrian-hit accidents in Dubai reached 34 per cent of the total number of deaths in road related accidents in 2011.
Also, there's no jay walking and they can use the bus lanes off-peak.
I would like to see fines introduced for jay walking like America and now in Ireland.
We already have a jay walking law for pedestrians in some countries; this should be introduced here now we are using shared zones and fine those who just don't care about other road users.
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For two days jay walking has been a punishable offence in Birmingham.