Drivers Who Didn't Stop For Donald Duck In Crosswalk Upset Over Tickets
Drivers claim confusion and intimidation when ticketed
Some motorists in New Jersey are angry after being issued tickets for failing to yield to a duck in a crosswalk last week. To be fair, the duck was nearly six-and-a-half feet tall.
On Halloween, police in Fort Lee, New Jersey conducted their Pedestrians in the Crosswalk safety program, which randomly tests driver's willingness to stop for pedestrian at designated crosswalks. No motorist could claim they didn't see the decoy, an officer dressed in a full Donald Duck costume. Still, many drivers didn't yield to the pedestrian. One driver, Karen Haigh, says the $230 fine she and other drivers receive is unfair, and they may not have stopped because of the strange circumstances.
"It scared me," Haigh told CBS New York. "It was a huge duck. If it was a person dressed normally, I think all those people would have stopped."
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