Updated at 4.49pm: Jaywalkers and drivers committing traffic offences would be prosecuted without warning this week on Hong Kong Island, a police spokesman said. Police will conduct a crackdown on jaywalking and other traffic offences - dubbed 'Operation Foxfire'. It is designed to reduce the number of accidents on Hong Kong Island - which have exceeded 1,300 this year. Operation Foxfire will be carried out at traffic black spots in Wan Chai and the eastern districts of Hong Kong Island. This includes Fleming and Hennessy roads, and Percival Street in Wan Chai. Operation Foxfire also covers King's Road, Tong Shui Road, Shau Kei Wan Road and Tai On Street, the spokesman added. 'Jaywalking is an offence liable for a maximum penalty of $2,000,' he said. Jaywalking is an offence in which pedestrians walk carelessly on a road without regard for traffic or signals. Operation Foxfire will lasts for six days, starting from Monday. Mingpao reported that some drivers said prosecutions would help remind pedestrians about road safety. But some people have opposed the $2,000 penalty. They said it would strain relations between police and members of the public, the paper reported. In the first six months of the year, police statistics showed there have been 1,396 traffic accidents involving casualties reported on Hong Kong Island. Twelve were fatal traffic accidents.