Outrageous moment when a police officer JAS a woman across the street while nearly 200 pedestrians get a $ 75 fine for jaywalking
- Pedestrians caught in massive police operation aimed at jaywalkers in Sydney
- Officers were seen patrolling North Sydney, Chatswood and Crows Nest
- Footage showed an officer behind a woman and explained pedestrian rules
- Another officer was seen giving a man a breach notification
A police officer chased a woman crossing the street during a massive police attack on jaywalkers.
7 News images showed the woman who crossed Walker Street in North Sydney earlier this week.
An officer who has been misled in a yellow cardigan approaches the woman from behind and taps her shoulder to get her attention.
He then gives the woman an overview of the law and teaches her to cross the street safely.
A police officer chased a woman crossing the street during a massive police attack on jaywalkers
He finally releases her without fining her.
The police issued more than 180 fines during two-day pedestrian compliance activities.
Officers were deployed across the north coast of Sydney in places such as North Sydney, Chatswood and Crows Nest.
In a separate incident, an officer can write a fine for a pedestrian caught by jay walking while others are seen on crosswalks.
Of the fines, 136 were for jay walking and 50 were given to cyclists for riding on the sidewalk or not wearing a helmet.
Social media users went to Reddit to stop the operation.
& # 39; Has anyone recently asked why everyone hates Sydney? & # 39; said a person.
Another commented: & # 39; Imagine that that is your job. & # 39;
In NSW it is illegal to cross a road while a pedestrian light is red and you have to wait for the green man to appear – but it remains a controversial law.
Jaywalkers can be hit with a $ 75 offense if they are crossed unlawfully.
The police have established that 35 pedestrians died on NSW roads in 2019.
NRMA road safety expert Dimitra Vlahomitros has said in the past that, although it was widespread, the jaywalking crime was there to save lives.
"We have a situation in which tolls on the roads fell last year, but the number of road deaths was higher – that's quite a concern for us," Vlahomitros told Daily Mail Australia.
The police issued more than 180 fines during two-day & # 39; compliance activities & # 39; for pedestrians in Sydney (stock image)
& # 39; What we saw in 2018 were 67 pedestrians who died on our roads in NSW – and that is an increase compared to 54 the previous year. That is quite alarming.
& # 39; We know what impact on people's behavior is: we must ensure that everyone does the right thing and is safe. & # 39;
An NSW transport spokesperson also told Daily Mail Australia that the laws were in place to protect pedestrians because & # 39; they have no protection in the event of a crash & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Pedestrians must always cross at the lights, obey traffic signals, look both ways before they cross and are not distracted by phones or music, & # 39; said the spokesman.
& # 39; Drivers also play a crucial role in keeping pedestrians safe. It is important that drivers drive slower and stick to traffic lights, especially in areas where pedestrians are on the road. & # 39;
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