Florida Senate - 2017 SB 1416 By Senator Young 18-01248A-17 20171416__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to enhanced safety for school 3 crossings; creating s. 316.1896, F.S.; requiring the 4 Department of Transportation to evaluate the viability 5 and cost of a uniform system of high-visibility 6 markings and signage for designation of safe school 7 crossings, subject to certain requirements; 8 authorizing the department to consider in its 9 evaluation implementation of new technology or 10 innovations that enhance pedestrian and crosswalk 11 visibility; providing an effective date. 12 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 14 15 Section 1. Section 316.1896, Florida Statutes, is created 16 to read: 17 316.1896 Safe school crossing locations; evaluation by 18 Department of Transportation.—The Department of Transportation 19 shall evaluate the viability and cost of a uniform system of 20 specific, high-visibility pavement markings and signage for use 21 on arterial roads or collector roads, as defined in s. 334.03, 22 within a 1-mile radius of all schools, public and private, to 23 designate safe school crossing locations. In its evaluation, the 24 department may consider implementation of new technology or 25 innovations that enhance pedestrian and crosswalk visibility. 26 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.