Amid a rash of pedestrian deaths in the city, the police are upping their enforcement of jaywalking laws

Most New Yorkers ponder the consequences of jaywalking about as often as they contemplate the advanced physics of movement ? in other words, they don't think about it, they just do it. But errant street-dashers may need to reconsider their technically illegal crossings. So far in January 2014, the number of jaywalking citations issued by the New York Police Department is already five times higher than the number issued in January of 2013.