(Deadly Wheelchair Curb Cuts & ADA Fraud)
(1,557 Unmarked Wheelchair Curb Cut Deaths since 2007)
(How many are women and children? The FDOT wont tell!)
Sarasota County Neighbors please join our New
Sarasota Pedestrians Matter NextDoor Group.
Wheelchair Curb Cuts should be located at crosswalks, and not Unmarked Mid-Block on high speed multiple lane roads.
Local and State Governments ignore Federal Safety Standards because Safety Standards are not Laws. The FDOT and County know that there is no penalty or consequences for violating Federal Safety Standards and their Contractors make millions installing Non-Compliant Crosswalks.
However, I believe the Local and State Governments are violating the ADA and the ADA is Law. ADA Fraud is Criminal. ADA Fraud is Deadly.
The Sidewalk Obstructions Link shows how the FDOT misrepresents the ADA to justify placing Light Posts in the middle of sidewalks rather than in the Utility Strip. This is ADA Fraud.
Link to view photos how the
sidewalk has been obstructed, and see
Google Street Views of the 12
"Pedestrian Safety Islands" recently
installed on Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota,
Florida. This misplacement of
Light Posts and Wheelchair Curb Cuts
violates Federal Safety Standards.
Why won't the FDOT release the Gender Data of Pedestrians killed in Florida's Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks?
Please contact the FDOT and tell them that you would also like to know how many of the 4500 and 1,557 killed are women and children.
Please Note: The only components of an Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk are Wheelchair Curb Cuts. This a Deadly Abuse of the ADA.
(You don't need to be injured, Disabled, or from Florida to file an ADA Fraud Complaint. We need as many people as possible to file complaints or the FDOT will continue to install Deadly Wheelchair Curb Cuts and will continue to obstruct our sidewalks.)
Please file an ADA Fraud Complaint with the USDOJ Civil Rights Department (1-855-856-1247).
Please file an ADA Fraud Complaint resulting in 1,557 deaths Tip to the National FBI Office or Florida FBI, (904) 248-7000 (email:
Disability Rights on Twiter
Please contact @DisabilityRtsFL, @adasoutheast, and @ACLUFL. Ask them why they are not doing anything about the 1,557 killed (since 2007) using Unmarked Mid-Block Wheelchair Curb Cuts.
De-Fund the FDOT!
Local Authorities should control Local Roads. Ask your Florida Legislators to sponsor the Jessica, Lillia, Isabel, Alexis Pedestrian Safety Bill.
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ADA Fraud Whistle Blower
If you agree with this evidence of ADA Fraud, then please file a complaint. Tell these Government Officials that they are misrepresenting the Americans With Disabilities Act. Utility Poles belong in the Utility Strip, not in the Pedestrian Right of Way. Wheelchair Curb Cuts belong at Intersections, not in the middle of the block.
1. ADA Fraud (misrepresenting the ADA to justify violating long established Federal Safety Standards)
2. Violation of FHWA Clear Zone Standards (see item 6). (Placing Utilities in the Pedestrian Right of Way
3. Violation of FHWA Above Ground Utility Structure Placement Standards.
4. Violation of Marked vs Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk Safety Standards (installing Deadly Wheelchair Curb Cuts Mid-Block)
5. Violation of the False Claims Act. (Falsely claiming that Utilities should be located in the Pedestrian Right of Way and that Wheelchair Curb Cuts should be located Unmarked Mid-Block.)
6. Violation of the Architectural Barrier Act of 1968. (Obstructing the Pedestrian Right of Way in front of the Veterans Medical Clinic.)
The Smart Growth America, Dangerous By Design 2019 Report ranked the 104 largest U.S. metro areas according to a “Pedestrian Danger Index,” 9 of the top 10 most dangerous metropolitan areas were in Florida. A September 25th, 2018 Wall Street Journal Article shows how Florida is also by far the deadliest State for Cyclist.
Jeff Speck, City Planner and Author of Walkable City... said; "the reason why the deadliest state to be a pedestrian is in Florida is because more city streets in Florida belong to the state than in probably any other state. ... When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail, and when you're a state highway engineer, everything looks like a highway — even if it's a local main street for shopping."
Find the names of others who have been killed.
Expose the truth.
(Utility Posts belong in the Utility Strip not in the middle of the sidewalk.)
(Wheelchair Curb Cuts belong at Intersections, not on the sides of busy high speed roads.)
"If you see something, say something" - unknown
Help with Social Media. Organize Protest Rides or Sidewalk Protests.
Between 2000 and 2010, there were 1,792 Public Officials convicted of Public Corruption, and that was just in Florida. I wish The HuffPost would do a follow story. How many arrests have there been in the past 20 years? Is there no more corruption, or are the corrupt now in charge?