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These vehicles also create an attractive nuisance to children by presenting an enticing, but dangerous, plaything. There are several documented incidents of children becoming locked inside a vehicle and succumbing to the extreme temperatures produced within the vehicle. Inoperative vehicles also detract from neighborhoods appearance and can invite an undesirable element into your community.
Contact Fire Prevention at 904-530-6605.
Contact Rescue Billing at 904-530-6030.
Contact the Forestry District at 904-266-8350.
How do I arrange a community activity, station tour or public education event? Contact Assistant Chief Greg Roland at 904-530-6600 or by submitting an email.
Please call Human Resources at 904-530-6075 or by viewing the list of job openings.
We currently do not offer CPR classes to the community.
All driveway and/or drainage connections to and/or across public right of way shall require a permit. The pipe size and invert depth of all side drains / driveway culverts shall be approved by the County and set to the County specified grades. In cases where the driveway connection does not require a pipe, the driveway should be constructed with a minimum of six inches of reinforced concrete (3,000 psi) to conform with the existing flow line of the roadside swale, or as established by the Public Works Department. Swale driveways will not be allowed. Codes and Ordinances
6.1.2 Upon approval by the Public Works Department, the Right of Way Permit shall allow the described construction for a specified period not to exceed six months from the date of approval. Right of Way Permits for construction may be extended with prior written approval from the Public Works Department up to a total period of 12 months. Additional extensions beyond a total permit period of 12 months shall require a new application for right of way permits to be submitted and approved, including payment of all applicable fees. For more information, view the
In addition to public right of way, the County occasionally has utility easements for such public improvements as water, sewer, and stormwater facilities. To determine what private and public easements, if any, your property has, you should contact your title company.
So, if you are waiting for a green light to cross the coordinated street where there are protected left-turn arrows and there is very light traffic on the side street, chances are good that you will feel like you are waiting for a long time, even though you should rarely have to wait any longer than about two minutes.
This question is answered by Florida Statute 316.1235, Vehicle approaching intersection in which traffic lights are inoperative. The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection in which the traffic lights are inoperative shall stop in the manner indicated in s. 316.123(2) for approaching a stop intersection. In the event that only some of the traffic lights within an intersection are inoperative, the driver of a vehicle approaching an inoperative light shall stop in the above-prescribed manner. A violation of this section is a non-criminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation as provided in Chapter 318. (Changed by L. 1999 chapter 248 (120). Eff. 6/8/99)
When traffic control signals are not in place or in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger. Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right of way to all vehicles upon the roadway. No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that is impossible for the driver to yield.
Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle. Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right of way to all vehicles upon the roadway. Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation, pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk. No pedestrian shall, except in a marked crosswalk, cross a roadway at any other place than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb. Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right half of crosswalks. No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic control devices, and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic control devices pertaining to such crossing movements.
Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian or any person propelling a human-powered vehicle and give warning when necessary and exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any obviously confused or incapacitated person.
The speed bump is an increased hazard to the unwary, a challenge to the daredevil, a disruption of the movement of emergency vehicles, and the cause of an undesirable increase in noise.
Courts have held public agencies liable for personal injuries resulting from faulty design. Because speed bumps have considerable potential for liability suits, many officials have rejected them as a standard traffic control device on public streets.
In addition, tests of various experimental designs have demonstrated the physical inability of a speed bump to successfully control all types of light-weight and heavy-weight vehicles. The drive of a soft sprung sedan is actually encouraged to increase speed for a better ride over a bump that may cause other motorists to lose control.