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The FDOT is aware that they install Mid-Block Crosswalks that violate Federal Safety Guidelines. Unfortunately there is no penalties or consequences for violating "Guidelines". However, the ADA is Law, and ADA Fraud resulting in two Pedestrian Deaths per month is Criminal.
The ONLY Component of an Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk are Wheelchair Curb Cuts. This is a Deadly Abuse of the ADA.
This "Misplaced Curb Cut Effect" kills a disproportionate number of women and children, but the FDOT will not disclose Gender and Age Data.
- October 5th, 2015, 17 year old Alexis Miranda and her friends were walking to Chamberlain High School. Alexis was struck and killed while attempting to cross an Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk on Busch Blvd.
- January 12th, 2018, 91 year old Isabel Triana was walking with the assistance of a walker. Isabel was struck and killed when she attempted to cross an Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk on Dale Mabry Highway.
- May 23rd 2018, Jessica Raubenolt , 24, and her daughter, Lillia, 21 months, were visiting from Ohio. Jessica was pushing Lllia in her baby stroller. They were both killed while attempting to cross an Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk on Bayshore Blvd.
It is irrelevant if these victims were struck by Racers or Hit and Run Drivers. Would they still be alive today if the FDOT had not placed these Curb Cuts in such dangerous locations?
Mid-Block Crosswalks on High Speed, High Traffic, Multiple Lane Roads are very dangerous even if controlled by Push Button Yellow or Red Light Signals.
On December 22nd, 2019, Sophia Nelson (12), was killed attempting to cross State Road A1A at a Push Button Yellow-Flashing Signal in Satellite Beach Florida.
On January 30, 2020, FSU Student Natalie Nickchen (19), was killed attempting to cross West Tennessee Avenue in Tallahassee after pushing a Red Flashing Signal.
A recent FDOT Public Records Request showed that 130 Pedestrians die every year in Unmarked Mid-Block Curb Cuts on High Speed, High Traffic, Multiple Lane Roads.
The Below Photo is of Pedestrian Refuge Island #11 on Bee Ridge Road. No Painted Lines of the road, no Pedestrian Crossing Signs, no Signalization. The ONLY Components are Wheelchair Curb Cuts.
These are Deadly Misplaced Curb Cuts and Deadly ADA Fraud.