Understanding Minnesota Jaywalking Laws
Like most states, jaywalking is a crime in Minnesota. But what exactly is jaywalking? Knowing the answer to that question could help you avoid a hefty fine – or more importantly – serious injury. Here’s a quick rundown of Minnesota’s jaywalking laws.
Definition of Jaywalking in Minnesota
“Jaywalking” means crossing a street outside designated crosswalks or against traffic signals. More broadly, the term can describe any pedestrian activity that violates traffic laws or endangers others, such as:
- Walking along a freeway
- Crossing diagonally at an intersection
- Entering the street between parked cars, where drivers may not see you
To avoid jaywalking, it’s important to understand the specific rules Minnesota has in place for how – and when – pedestrians should enter the road.