Victoria Police have boosted the state's coffers by more than
$44,000 following a three-day blitz against jaywalkers in
Police issued 613 $72 on-the-spot fines to pedestrians
walking against the red man and jaywalking to and from tram
stops and train stations during the Don't Do your Dash
They also nabbed 57 drivers for using their mobile phones.
Officers cited a number of pedestrians in the Flinders Street
and Spencer Street area who crossed the road without looking
while talking or texting on mobile phones or listening to
personal music players.
"A lot of the public think that it is trivial what we are
trying to achieve, but stopping for two minutes at a crossing
is better than ending up in hospital," Sergeant Mark Rose of
Melbourne Highway Patrol said.
"We don't want pedestrians to be injured or killed while
doing something as simple as crossing the road."
Further operations are planned in the near future.