Florida Senate - 2020 CS for SB 1000 By the Committee on Infrastructure and Security; and Senators Perry and Mayfield 596-02653-20 20201000c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to traffic and pedestrian safety; 3 creating s. 316.0756, F.S.; requiring a pedestrian 4 crosswalk on a public highway, street, or road which 5 is located at any point other than at an intersection 6 with another public highway, street, or road to be 7 controlled by traffic control signal devices and 8 pedestrian control signals that conform to specified 9 requirements; providing coordination requirements for 10 such devices and signals; requiring, by a specified 11 date, the entity with jurisdiction over a public 12 highway, street, or road with a certain pedestrian 13 crosswalk to ensure that the crosswalk is controlled 14 by coordinated traffic control signal devices and 15 pedestrian control signals; authorizing such entity to 16 alternatively remove any such crosswalk; providing a 17 declaration of important state interest; providing an 18 effective date. 19 20 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 21 22 Section 1. Section 316.0756, Florida Statutes, is created 23 to read: 24 316.0756 Traffic control signal devices and pedestrian 25 control signals at crosswalks other than at intersections.— 26 (1) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a pedestrian 27 crosswalk on a public highway, street, or road which is located 28 at any point other than at an intersection with another public 29 highway, street, or road must be controlled by coordinated 30 traffic control signal devices and pedestrian control signals 31 that conform to the requirements of Chapters 4D and 4E of the 32 most recent Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and other 33 applicable Department of Transportation specifications. Traffic 34 control signal devices and pedestrian control signals at 35 crosswalk locations described in this section must be 36 coordinated according to all of the following requirements: 37 (a) Vehicular traffic approaching the crosswalk is required 38 to come to a complete stop before pedestrians are permitted to 39 enter the crosswalk. 40 (b) Traffic control signal devices at intersections 41 adjacent to the crosswalk are taken into consideration as 42 provided in the most recent Manual on Uniform Traffic Control 43 Devices and other applicable Department of Transportation 44 specifications. 45 (2) By October 1, 2024, the entity with jurisdiction over a 46 public highway, street, or road with a crosswalk described in 47 subsection (1) which is in existence on July 1, 2020, shall 48 ensure that such crosswalk is controlled by coordinated traffic 49 control signal devices and pedestrian control signals as 50 required under subsection (1). The entity with jurisdiction may 51 alternatively remove any such existing crosswalk. 52 Section 2. The Legislature finds and declares that this act 53 fulfills an important state interest. 54 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.