Jaywalking Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Jaywalking, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Jaywalking?

It refers to a person specifically a pedestrian who walks on the street or crosses the street without following any traffic rules like not walking on corners or footpaths, not crossing roads on cross walks or ignoring the signal lights. If for such negligence by the said jay walker, any accidents happen by the vehicle, the vehicle owner can use the evidence of the jaywalking in his/her defence.