Jaywalking Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Jaywalking.

Jaywalking (Noun):

The act of a pedestrian ignoring traffic rules by crossing or walking in the street in improper areas (such as not at crosswalks or corners), or disregarding traffic signals. If an accident occurs due to such behavior, the evidence of jaywalking can potentially be used in the vehicle driver's defense.