FDOT Public Records Requests
MBC = Mid-Block Crosswalk
UMBC = Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk
PSI = Pedestrian Safety Island/Refuge
UPSI = Unmarked Pedestrian Safety Island/Refuge
Lessons Learned From Requests 1 and 2:1 August 2020
Note: In the past 25 years Non-Intersection Pedestrian Deaths in Florida has risen from about 75% to almost 90%.
The above Public Records Requests asked for the Data for Fatal Pedestrian Accidents which occur at Marked and Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks which are in violation of Federal Safety Standards. The FDOT tries to hide the specifics of the Fatalities by charging high prices for confusing image files of Crash Reports. By the FDOT simply responding that there were 4,500 and 1,557 Deaths is evidence of the deadly consequences of violating Federal Safety Standards.
The FDOT has not responded to repeated requests asking how many of the 4,500 and 1,557 were women and children.
Crash Data about the Crosswalks the FDOT installs should be made available online to the Public. I mean a Database and don't send image files to a Blind Person. The FDOT should redact any non-public information and release the Data.
What are they hiding? They are hiding the fact that they are violating Safety Standards, the ADA, and killing a lot of Pedestrians. And, a disproportionate number of Women and Children.
April 23rd, 2020
Dear Mr. Krumbholz (FDOT) and Ms. McKenzie (DOT):
I am sorry you are having difficulty understanding my Records Request and will attempt to clearly clarify.
I am researching Mid-Block Crosswalk Fatalities, Male vs Female, Adult vs Child, at Marked vs Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks on High Speed, High Traffic, Multiple Lane Roads..
The FDOT has responded to two previous Public Records Requests.
1. Between 2000 and 2019 the FDOT reported 4500 Fatalities at Marked Mid-Block Crosswalks.
2. Between 2007 and 2019 The FDOT reported 1557 Fatalities at Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks. The FDOT reported they no Records for Fatalities at Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks prior to 2007.
I simply want to know of the two above Record Matches how many were Female, and how many were under 18 years of age? There should be no charge for redaction and clerical costs.
This is Public Information that the FDOT and DOT can easily provide with a simple Database Query. This Data should be released within a timely manner in accordance with Florida Sunshine Laws and the Freedom Of Information Act.
Thank you for your time and consideration. Please be safe out there.