Source: Travel Awaits
As the calendar turns to 2023, jaywalking will no longer be illegal in California.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Freedom to Walk bill into law in October, and it takes effect on January 1. The legislation ends ticketing for jaywalking unless doing so leads to “an immediate danger of a collision.”
... “It should not be a criminal offense to safely cross the street,” Assemblyman Phil Ting, sponsor of the legislation, said in a statement. “When expensive tickets and unnecessary confrontations with police impact only certain communities, it’s time to reconsider how we use our law enforcement resources and whether our jaywalking laws really do protect pedestrians.”