Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1000 By Senator Perry 8-00654-20 20201000__ 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 an 17 effective date. 18 19 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 20 21 Section 1. Section 316.0756, Florida Statutes, is created 22 to read: 23 316.0756 Traffic control signal devices and pedestrian 24 control signals at crosswalks other than at intersections.— 25 (1) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a pedestrian 26 crosswalk on a public highway, street, or road which is located 27 at any point other than at an intersection with another public 28 highway, street, or road must be controlled by coordinated 29 traffic control signal devices and pedestrian control signals 30 that conform to the requirements of the most recent Manual on 31 Uniform Traffic Control Devices and other applicable Department 32 of Transportation specifications. Traffic control signal devices 33 and pedestrian control signals at crosswalk locations described 34 in this section must be coordinated according to all of the 35 following requirements: 36 (a) Vehicular traffic approaching the crosswalk is required 37 to come to a complete stop before pedestrians are permitted to 38 enter the crosswalk. 39 (b) Traffic control signal devices at intersections 40 adjacent to the crosswalk are taken into consideration as 41 provided in the most recent Manual on Uniform Traffic Control 42 Devices and other applicable Department of Transportation 43 specifications. 44 (2) By October 1, 2024, the entity with jurisdiction over a 45 public highway, street, or road with a crosswalk described in 46 subsection (1) which is in existence on July 1, 2020, shall 47 ensure that such crosswalk is controlled by coordinated traffic 48 control signal devices and pedestrian control signals as 49 required under subsection (1). The entity with jurisdiction may 50 alternatively remove any such existing crosswalk. 51 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.