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Ivestigative Reporter Wanted
I am looking for an Investigative Reporter to verify the Safety Compliance Complaints and report it to the Public. My research indicates that Jessica, Lillia, Isabel, and Alexis are are not the only Pedestrians killed while attempting to cross Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks which violate established Safety Standards.
With your resources you will probably find manyh more Pedestrians have been killed on these "Fake Crosswalks".
Please review the Regulations, Photos, Videos, Google Street Views and Recommendations on this website. Please visit one of the Fake Crosswalks in person. I would be happy to meet you at Pedestrian Safety Island #11.
Please contact the FDOT but don't tell them you are a Reporter. Tell them you are a resident who is concerned about the Light Posts obstructing the sidewalk and the Pedestrian Safety Islands on such a High Traffic High Speed Road such as Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota, Florida.
If they tell you (as they did to an ABC Reporter) that they can place anywhere on a sidewalk as long as a wheelchair can pass by the post then you need to dispute this lie.
You need to understand that this is highly unethical and most likely Unlawful.
The ADA is law which is supposed to be used to increase access. The FDOT is using the ADA to justify decreasing access and increasing Contractor Profits.
I hope you also realize how the Fake Crosswalks are basically encouraging Pedestrians to Jaywalk.
I found examples of three Fatal Accidents which occurred at crosswalks which far exceed Safety Standards. I found these by search News Articles for "Pedestrian Killed Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk.
I think there may be dozens more similiar accents throughout the State. News Reports report that Pedestrians were not in a Marked Crosswalk, they usually don't say if they were crossing at an Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk.
Perhaps you could do a FOIA Request with the FDOT to find where they have placed Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks on multiple lane roads with a speed limit over 40mph and
ADT over 20,000. And, another FOIA Request to see if accidents have occurred at these locations.