Within the last year, extensive (re)construction was accomplished on Brickell Avenue not only to improve traffic flow, drainage and lighting, but also to increase vehicle and pedestrian safety. At many intersections, crosswalks were enhanced and signage was installed prominently displaying the message, “No turn on red.”
However, not a day goes by that I don’t see someone turning right on red and, regrettably, 90 percent of the time it’s a taxicab. How do I know? My wife and I live, walk, drive and jog on Brickell Avenue and notice this daily.
Taxi drivers get to know every neighborhood, street and intersection. They learn where the one-way streets are and where turns are prohibited. There is no excuse for them to repeatedly ignore the law. They endanger the safety of local residents, the office buildings’ employees and the many visitors to our city.
Steve Morrow, Miami