It Will Soon Be More Expensive To Jaywalk Than To Drink And Drive In Nova Scotia

    You'd be better off getting caught speeding past a stopped school bus than jaywalking.

    Anyone who's spent time in Halifax knows it's a pedestrian city. Stroll down Spring Garden Road and you'll regularly see people darting across the street. But the provincial Liberal government hopes to change that.

    So why is a pedestrian-friendly province throwing the book at pedestrians? It's in response to an alarmingly high rate of accidents.

    In response, the Facebook group Repeal $697 Pedestrian Fines was set up and activists have come out swinging.