Jaywalking - What Would You Do?

TitleJaywalking - What Would You Do?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsLadenson, R
Corporate AuthorsCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology,
Date Published03/1998
PublisherCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsbusiness , personal , personal ethics , PHILOSOPHY
AbstractWhile vacationing in a small, sleepy, quiet coastal town in Maine, you take your dog for a walk at the crack of dawn on a Sunday morning. You come to an intersection with a stop light. Looking carefully in all directions you don't see any cars. Then you notice a sign next to the stoplight that says: JAYWALKING FORBIDDEN, Violators subject to fine Village of Sleepy Cove Immediately after you read the sign, you look up and see that the stoplight has turned red. Would it be wrong of you to cross the street against the stoplight in the above circumstances? If so, why? If not, why not?
NotesCase from the February 26, 1998 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Copyright Robert Ladenson, Center for the Study of Ethics at the Illinois Institute of Technology, 1998.
URLhttp://ethics.iit.edu/EEL/Jaywalking.pdf
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