Florida  Congress 2019
(this draft is under construction)

 

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 The Jessica, Lillia, Isabel, Axexis Pedestrian Safety Compliance Bill

Be It Enacted By The Florida Congress

 

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Preamble:  WHEREAS Florida ranks as the deadliest State for Pedestrians and Cyclists.  WHEREAS The Florida Department of Transportation installs Unmarked, Uncontrolled, Mid-Block Crosswalks on High Traffic, High Speed Roads.  WHEREAS This has resulted in Pedestrian Deaths and is non-compliant with Crosswalk Safety Standards at Unmarked and Uncontrolled Mid-Block Locations.

Section 1:  The FDOT shat relinquish control of Local Roads to Local Authorities as it is done in most other States and is recommended by City Planners.
               Sub-Section A:  The section of FDOT controlled roads with speed limits of 45mph or below shall be turned over to Local (City or County) Authorities.
                Sub-Section B:  FDOT District Heads shall be required to undergo Training in the Safety Effects of Marked vs. Unmarked Crosswalks at Uncontrolled Locations.

Section 2:  This Bill shall go into effect ninety one (91) days after passage.