2 votes
Feb 10, 2016

J-walking is an act in which people put themselves in danger, a topic which a lot of people think the government should not interfere with. But when they endanger themselves in traffic they are also endangering others people, specifically those in vehicles. Damages in a collisions are never one sided and a person being reckless with their own life should still be responsible for the damages they cost to other people's bodies or property. One of there very fundamental elements of law is to protect people from bodily or property damages and so I think j-walking laws should be enforced if, when they were legislated, they were deemed a reasonable enough measure of preventing traffic collisions. The only debate I feel is relevant is on a case by case basis when determining whether specific streets should have these laws or not, depending on visibility and other factors.

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