Install an Emergency Traffic Control Signal at the Intersection of SR A1A & Red Cox Dr.

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The intersection of State Road (SR) A1A and Red Cox Drive in Saint Augustine, Florida is an unsignalised intersection located on a dangerous and deadly curve. For years there have been numerous accidents on the curve resulting in several fatalities, life changing personal injuries, and substantial property damage. 

A Saint Augustine Fire House (the "Island Station"), is also located on the corner of SR A1A and Red Cox Drive. Drivers approaching the curve, while emergency vehicles are attempting to respond to an emergency, are afforded no warning signal or devices, and given little time to observe the emergency vehicles attempting egress onto SR A1A.

In addition, the approach to the Fire House on this deadly four-lane curve is exacerbated by numerous visual obstructions and distractions. Due to the obscured view, drivers are given little time to see and respond safely to emergency vehicles entering SR A1A. 

In 2019, the Florida Department of Transportation conducted a "Traffic Signal Warrant Study" of the intersection resulting in a finding that an average of 21,500 vehicles pass through this four-lane section of SR A1A on a daily basis. Regrettably, the FDOT Study found that due to the low volume of traffic from the minor side streets, the intersection did not warrant a traffic signal.

However the 2019 Study conducted by FDOT egressiously failed to make any reference to the Saint Augustine Fire Station located on the corner of State Road A1A and Red Cox Drive.

Per Section 3.4 of the FDOT Traffic Engineering Manual, the number of vehicles passing through this four-lane section of SR A1A where the Fire House is located (21,500 vehicles per day), is more than twice the number required to warrant an “Emergency Traffic Control Signal” at the intersection of SR A1A and Red Cox Drive. Per Section 3.4 of the FDOT Traffic Engineering Manual, a minimum number of 9,000 vehicles per day is sufficient to warrant an "Emergency Traffic Control Signal" on a four-lane highway.

We the undersigned, petition our State and Local Government leaders to immediately make the installation of an “Emergency Traffic Control Signal” at the intersection of SR A1A and Red Cox Drive an emergency priority before more lives are lost, more people are maimed, and substantial property losses continue to mount on this dangerous and deadly curve.