Is it legal to jaywalk in Australia?

is it illegal to jaywalk in Australia

The term ‘Jaywalking’ is an American term that has been adopted by Australian law enforcement.

Traffic infractions classed as ‘jaywalking’ include ignoring red pedestrian lights, attempting to cross when traffic lights are green, crossing a road diagonally (unless permitted) and failing to use a zebra crossing that is within 20 metres of your location.

Jaywalking is illegal in;

  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Tasmania
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia
  • Northern Territory
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