My boss is our County executive and he has a "winter" home in Sarasota, Florida. While vacationing in Florida, he saw "turning" lanes in the median of their arterial streets that allow cars travelling in either direction to turn into a strip mall on the opposite side of the street [I hope that I am describing this properly]. My boss asked the County DOT to install similar lanes in our County and the DOT refused, saying that they were too dangerous. Does anyone know where I could get accident data or studies for that type of median turning lane? Does it really have a safety problem or is the DOT just being conservative?