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    Jaywalking - CASE STUDY

    Post by Admin on Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:59 pm

    Jaywalking

    While vacationing in a small, sleepy, quiet coastal town in Maine, you take your dog for a walk at the crack of dawn on a Sunday morning. You come to an intersection with a stop light. Looking carefully in all directions you don’t see any cars. Then you notice a sign next to the stoplight that says:

    JAYWALKING FORBIDDEN

    violators subject to fine

    Village of Sleepy Cove

    Immediately after you read the sign, you look up and see that the stoplight has turned red.

    Would it be wrong of you to cross the street against the stoplight in the above circumstances? If so, why? If not, why not?

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