TIL x-post: The term and concept of “jay-walking” was introduced in the 1920’s by the auto industry as part of a propaganda campaign to claim the roads for cars and shift the blame in accidents from cars to pedestrians. At the time “Jay” was a slur with a similar meaning to “redneck” or “hillbilly.”

TIL x-post: The term and concept of “jay-walking” was introduced in the 1920’s by the auto industry as part of a propaganda campaign to claim the roads for cars and shift the blame in accidents from cars to pedestrians. At the time “Jay” was a slur with a similar meaning to “redneck” or “hillbilly.”
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