Dec 07, 2015
By Tim Keele
Transportation advocates and pedestrians are outraged at a bill that increases the fine for jaywalking in Nova Scotia to nearly $700. The bill, which passed third reading last week, boosts the fine from $410 to $697.50 – more than the penalty for using a cell phone behind the wheel and well above jaywalking fines in other cities and provinces.
This fine is disproportionate and counterproductive says Tristan Cleveland with the Ecology Action Centre in Halifax. He adds on his facebook page it deters people from walking and unfairly targets lower-income people