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FDOT Public Records Request--------___________



February 5th, 2020

A Public Records Request is hereby submitted concerning fatalities at Florida's Unmarked / Uncontrolled Mid-Block Crosswalks on Multiple Lane Roads, with an AADT of 40,000 or above, and Speed Limits of 45mph and above. Please provide the below requested information.

Update:  February 21, 2020, I received a response from the FDOT pertaining to this Public Request.  The FDOT found 1,557 matching records.  However, they do not have any Data prior to 2007.  The FDOT wants $2,316.00 in order to release the Records.

Florida Pedestrian Fatalities
at Unmarked / Uncontrolled
Mid-Block Crosswalks
on Multiple Lane Roads
with AADT of 40,000 or above
with Speed Limits of 45mph or Above

2000 - 2019


1.  Date of Fatal Accident
2.  Name
3.  Sex
4.  Age
5.  Location of MId-Block Crosswalk
6.  Date Mid-Block Crosswalk was installed:
7.  Speed Limit (at location of accident)
8.  AADT (at location of accident)
9.  Was there a Prior Fatality at this specific location?  If yes, list same information as above.
10.  Comments:  Has the Crosswalk been removed?  Has changes been implemented to the Crosswalk (such as adding a Push Button Red Light) since the Fatal Accident?

Date
Name
Sex
Age
Location
Date Installed
MPH Speed Limit
AADT
Prior Fatalities
Comments
10/5/2015
Alexis Miranda
Female
17
Busch BLVD, Tampa

45



1/12/2018
Isabel Triana
Female
91
Del Mabry Blvd, Tampa

45



5/23/2018
Jessica & Lillia Raubenolt Female
24 & 21 months
Bay Shore Blvd, Tampa

45


















As I mentioned before, I am researching Males vs Females Pedestrian Deaths at Mid-Block Crosswalks, Marked or Unmarked, Controlled, or Uncontrolled.

I am not asking for you to comment on my allegations of ADA Fraud.  I am only asking for the Data.  What is the ratio of Male vs Female deaths in Florida?  Where and When have Mid-Block Crosswalk Deaths occurred? 

This Data should be accessible to the Public.

I do not want to talk on the phone unless I can record the conversation.  If you do not understand this Public Records Request then please review the webpage www.pedestriansmatter.org. 

I prefer a response by email because the Florida Shine Laws makes this correspondence a Public Record.

Respectfully,




Before I call you I would like to know if you have reviewed the webpage; https://www.pedestriansmatter.org

This page shows how the FDOT is misrepresenting the Americans With Disabilities Act by placing Wheelchair Curb Cuts and Utilities in dangerous locations.

Respectfully,



 

Greetings. Thank you for your inquiry. I have some additional questions for you regarding this request and would like to speak with you via phone for additional clarity. If you would please call me at 850-414-5270 at your convenience.

 

Respectfully,

 


 

Daniel Krumbholz

Assistant General Counsel

Florida Department of Transportation

605 Suwannee Street, MS 58

Tallahassee, Florida  32399-0458

Phone: (850) 414-5270

Fax:      (850) 414-5264

E-mail: Daniel.krumbholz@dot.state.fl.us

To: Krumbholz, Daniel <Daniel.Krumbholz@dot.state.fl.us>
Subject: Re: Public Records Request No. P016722

 

I can't afford to pay for individual reports.  I only want basic data like sex, age, and location of mid-block crosswalk fatalities.  Where can I find this information?  Can you at least tell me how many males vs females are killed in Florida Statewide? This information should be readily available. 

 



  Greetings. In response to your questions:

1.  Are the names of the deceased Public Record (I believe they are.)?  Can you be more clear about what data would need to be redacted?

-        The Florida Statutes enumerate several exemptions to public records. In order to determine whether an exemption is applicable it is necessary to review the document first to see if any data is exempt or confidential. (For examples, see Section 119.071, Florida Statutes.)

2.  Does a result of 4,500 Records mean there have been 4,500 Fatalities "Mid-Block", or at "Mid-Block Crosswalks"? 

     The 4,500 potentially responsive records pertain only to pedestrian fatalities. These records will need to be individually reviewed in order to find out which of the incidents occurred at “Mid-Block” or at a “Mid-Block crosswalk.”

3.  Is any of the requested data already available online? (i.e. location of mid-block crosswalks, location of pedestrian fatalities, etc...)

 

  • Yes. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is the official custodian of crash reports. You can purchase a .pdf of a crash report from the DHSMV online at www.FloridaCrashPortal.gov. If you are requesting data or reports from DHSMV, they have a Crash Public Records Unit which handles the requests for reports and data. Their Crash Public Records Unit can be contacted at CrashPRR@flhsmv.gov or by phone at 850-617-3416 option 1.  If you have questions related to the DHSMV crash data, please contact Mr. Wilton Johnson @ 850-617-3290 for more information.

 

4.  Can you give me a cost estimate if I narrow the Search Criteria to the following:

See:  https://pedestriansmatter.org/foiarequest2.html

Unmarked / Uncontrolled Mid-Block Crosswalk Fatalities

on Multiple Lane Roads

with speed limits of 45mph or above

with an AADT of 40,000 or above

2000 thru 2009

2010 thru 2019

 

  • We do not have traffic volume figures associated with crash data for roadways that are not actively maintained by the state, so the search criteria as stated will only return crashes on the actively maintained State Highway System (SHS). We also do not currently have data prior to 2007.

 

Within these parameters we have so far identified 1,557 potentially responsive records. As noted above, these records will need to be individually reviewed in order to determine whether a fatality occurred at “Mid-Block” or at a “Mid-Block crosswalk.” The records will also need to be legally reviewed in order to ensure they do not contain exempt and/or confidential information. The cost estimate associated with this review process is approximately $2,316. (see Section 119.07(4)(d), Florida Statutes). We can begin the review process upon payment. Alternatively, if you prefer, we can continue to narrow the parameters of your search request.

 

Please let me know how you would like to move forward. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Daniel Krumbholz

Assistant General Counsel

Florida Department of Transportation

605 Suwannee Street, MS 58

Tallahassee, Florida  32399-0458

Phone: (850) 414-5270

Fax:      (850) 414-5264

E-mail: Daniel.krumbholz@dot.state.fl.us