The Marietta Police Department will begin enforcing “Jay Walking” on the Marietta square beginning February 25, 2009. This effort is in response to observed violations regarding pedestrians not utilizing the provided cross walks. Pedestrians are crossing at random points creating an unsafe traffic environment. Georgia Law 40-6-92(c) states “Pedestrians Must Cross in Crosswalk (where there are adjacent crosswalks).
The goal of the Marietta Police Department is to educate and protect pedestrians in the city. The initial phase of the plan will begin with warnings and providing educational pamphlets to those disregarding the law. In the coming weeks officers will begin issuing citations. The current fine amount for this violation is $110.00.
Please contact the Marietta Police Department at (770)794-5300 with any questions or concerns regarding this announcement.