Pedestrians breaking road rules were targeted at some of Parramatta's busiest intersections last Thursday as part of a police operation that also spanned Sydney CBD and Liverpool.
From 3pm, the Sun spotted officers at the corner of Smith and Macquarie streets issuing fines to jaywalkers as part of Operation Pedro, which saw a total of 346 fines of $67 issued Sydney-wide to pedestrians who failed to wait for the green man.
Sergeant Stuart Forbes told the Sun the pedestrian-awareness operation was being run by officers from Parramatta's motorcycle response team across six intersections including Church and George streets, Church and Phillip and Church and Argyle streets.
"We're focusing on intersections in the Parramatta CBD that have a high rate of injury and pedestrian collision and pedestrian non-compliance," Sergeant Forbes said.
"A lot of members of the community are just walking straight out across the path of moving traffic."
As the Sun watched on, an elderly lady ignored a flashing red man at the lights and walked onto the road.
"You saw there were seven cops and you still did it," an officer said as he pulled out his notebook.
During the city-wide operation, police also cautioned 169 people and issued 27 bicycle infringements, 12 "choke intersection" infringements, 24 mobile phone infringements, five seat belt infringements, one charge for aggravated burnout, 65 other infringements and conducted 87 breath tests.