If high school students have to run to make it across then I would say the light is not long enough. I can't believe they are saying it is her word against his when there is a known problem at that light!!
One of the problems with the police state in which we live is that there is almost always a law that can be used to ticket/jail/fine someone in a given circumstance. The woman did, in fact, break the law. As such, the officer had the right to ticket her and the ticket will most likely stand. If you are going 57 miles an hour in a 55 zone a cop can stop you and ticket you. And search your car. It builds enmity between citizens and the people that are supposed to protect them.
There are some locations aroun here where the pedestrian has the right of way and some of them move slowly and others actually stop dead in their tracks in the middle of the street for a conversation.
There was a car full of elderly people last week at the local Wegmans who stopped traffic for a *long* time to load up five passengers *and* groceries (I mean backed up traffic) when there is a special lane that is designated for people loading and unloading.
Do *those* people get ticketed? NO!
Should they? At least scare them with a warning.
I was so hoping this article was about some inconsiderate old lady that was standing there like a cow holding up traffic as I see around here, but, no, of course not, of course some idiot police officer ticketed her instead of fixing the friggin sign.