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ISU Police Cracking Down on Jaywalkers

Illinois State students are on notice: campus police are about to get tough - on jaywalking.

The Pantagraph newspaper in Bloomington reports (http://bit.ly/IeVgz1) that more than 30 percent of the people who took a recent campus survey said jaywalking is a serious problem. And police are taking it seriously.

ISU Police Chief Aaron Woodruff says fliers warning students are being handed out this week. Next week jaywalkers will get tickets and have to pay fines.

In the same survey more than a quarter of the respondents said drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks are a big problem, as well. The chief says those drivers will be getting tickets, too.

Of the 1,500 traffic accidents in Normal in 2011, 17 involved pedestrians.

Categories: Criminal Justice
Tags: crime