The Forgotten History Of How Automakers Invented The Crime Of "Jaywalking" • Discoverology

The Forgotten History Of How Automakers Invented The Crime Of “Jaywalking”

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If there’s traffic in the area and you want to follow the law, you need to find a crosswalk. And if there’s a traffic light, you need to wait for it to change to green. Fail to do so, and you’re committing a crime: jaywalking. It’s the result of an aggressive, forgotten 1920s campaign led by auto groups and manufacturers.

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