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a. Jaywalking

The most common traffic offence to be committed by a pedestrian is probably jaywalking, i.e. crossing a road without regard to the traffic light signal.  Regulation 33(6) of the Road Traffic (Traffic Control) Regulations(Cap.374G of the Laws of Hong Kong) prescribes that every pedestrian at a crossing that has traffic lights shall comply with the prevailing light signal; and regulation 61(2) of the same Regulations stipulates that any person contravening regulation 33(6) “without reasonable excuse” is liable to a fine of $2,000.