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I’m walkin’ here!’: NYC takes aim at jaywalking

Updated Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 | 10:17 a.m.

NEW YORK (AP) — For many New Yorkers, crossing the street in the middle of the block or against the light is a way of life, part of an attitude that tells everybody, "I'm walkin' here!"

But with 12 pedestrians deaths so far this year, new Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking aim at that practice.

In some parts of town, police are actually handing out tickets to jaywalkers for a change.

A total of 172 pedestrians were killed in traffic in New York City last year.