Yesteryears (01-02-14)

January 1, 2014 

50 YEARS AGO: A Boy Scout troop exposed the growing popularity of jaywalking in Modesto. A safety check performed by 21 Scouts uncovered 202 jaywalkers in one three-hour period on 10th and 11th streets. The Scouts handed out 232 jaywalking pamphlets and gave safe-crossing pamphlets to those found walking against a red light or wait sign. Police officers were unsure whether people did not know it was illegal or did not care.

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