(1) The planning, design, installation, and maintenance of TODS and their supporting structures are the responsibility of the local government and must conform to the criteria in subsection Fla. Admin. Code R. 14-51.014(8), Design Standard Index 17354 and the applicable sections of the MUTCD.

Terms Used In Florida Regulations 14-51.065

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
    (2) If different supporting structures are proposed for use on the state highway system, they shall be designed, constructed, and installed to meet the Department’s clear zone and safety criteria, including breakaway features. The design shall be signed and sealed by a Professional Engineer registered in the State of Florida.
    (3) TODS assemblies shall have a maximum of five panels on two posts. TODS assemblies that are designed for a single post shall have a maximum of two panels. Sign panels shall be rectangular in shape and have white lettering on a blue background. The optional top panel may have the text “TOURIST ACTIVITIES” and a pictograph that identifies the TODS program jurisdiction. The other four panels are reserved for qualifying destinations. The panel legend is limited to one destination identification, a pictograph or in its place a cultural, recreational, or general service symbol, the directional arrow, and destination distance. There is a maximum of two lines of legend per destination panel.
    (4) General service, recreational, and cultural interest symbols may not be added as individual auxiliary sign panels to the TODS assembly, but may be contained in the individual panel with the business identification text, in the place of a pictograph. No other type of sign or legend may be added to a TODS assembly.
    (5) After proper notice to the local government, the Department will remove any non-conforming panel.
    (6) If a destination qualifies for a business logo under Rule Chapter 14-85, F.A.C., it shall not be displayed on an existing TODS, even where it cannot be accommodated by the LOGO sign program. TODS may not be used to trailblaze for LOGO participants.
Rulemaking Authority 316.0745, 479.262 FS. Law Implemented 316.0745, 479.262 FS. History—New 6-24-08, Amended 11-24-11.