(In which I discuss the misguided nature of pedestrian safety enforcement in Montreal)
“Jaywalking is a practice that is only nominally illegal in most North American cities. However, Montreal seems to be taking a different approach.
The Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) has begun its annual pedestrian safety campaign. Like most measures by government to raise “awareness” of a problem, there is a punitive stick as well as a pamphlet, and as usual, the stick is the traffic ticket. Police are now giving out $37 traffic tickets to leave an impression upon scofflaws. But whose fault are traffic accidents, and is jaywalking even a major problem?”
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