FDOT Public Records 8 ______________________________________________________________________________________________
 

4 March 2021

Dear Florida Office of Open Government:

I sent the following complaint to the Florida Attorney General and was referred to your office.

I have been researching Age (adult or child) and Gender Data of Pedestrians Deaths at Mid-Block Crosswalks.  The FDOT has attempted to charge me thousands of dollars in Clerical and Redaction Fees.

I made it clear that I did not want any Personal Information, only Age and Gender Data of the Matching Records.  I also made it clear that I did not want image files because I was blind and could not access image files.

The FDOT Attorney said he understood my request and would provide the Age and Gender Data for $104.17.  I sent the check and he sent me 153 Image Files of Unrelated Crash Reports.  I never asked for any Crash Reports.  I simply asked that they provide the Age and Gender Date of the 4,500 and 1,557 Matching Records.

This is Public Information the FDOT is deliberately withholding from the Public.  I don't think I should have been charged anything just for Age (adult or child) and GenderData.

All correspondence has been placed online at:

Can your office ensure that I am provided with the requested Age and Gender Data from the Matching Records?  I also don't think I should have been charged anything for this Public Information.  Can you please return my $104.17?  Thank you.

Very Respectfully,

Jeff Redding
Sarasota, Florida
941-227-6965
Blinded Veteran/Pedestrian Safety Advocate
www.pedestriansmatter.org
Update
:  9 December 2020


Below is a copy of the Complaint is just Postal Mailed to the Florida Attorney General. Why is it "in this day and age" Snail Mail is the only way for a Citizen to file a Complaint to the Florida Attorney General? (Unless I missed something on their website.) Also, why is an Assistant General Counsel handling a routine Public Records Request? Isn't this something that should done by a Clerk?


Office of Attorney General
State of Florida
The Capitol PL-01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050

Dear Sir/Mam:

RE:  Public Records Act Complaint against;

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

I would like to file a Public Records Act complaint against Mr. Daniel Krumbholz for providing the wrong Data and withholding the requested Public Information.

I have been researching Gender and Adult/Child Trends in Florida Pedestrian Deaths (2000-2019) which occurred at Mid-Block Crosswalks which are located on Multiple Lane Roads, 45mph or above speed limit. 

The initial response to my request was that there were over 4,500 matching records and it would cost me $7,700.00 for clerical and redaction fees.

I then requested what it would cost for just the Data for Deaths which occurred at Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks on Multiple Lane Roads with 45mph or above and AADT 40,000 or above.  I was told the FDOT only had Matching Records for this request from 2007-2019 and that there were 1,557 matching records. I was told it would cost $2,316.00 for the redaction and clerical fees for these records.

I can afford this so I made one final request.  I asked to provide with the Male/Female Data and Adult/Child Data from the above two requests.  I noted there should be no fees involved since I was simply asking for a couple of additional Data Points. I also asked that the Data not be provided in an image format since I am legally blind and it is not accessible. 

Mr. Krumbholz then said he understood the request and it would only cost me $104.17 for the Data.  Mr. Krumbholz then sent me a CD with 153 image files of UNRELATED Redacted Crash Reports. 

Copies of all Public Records Requests and Responses have been placed online at:

Mr. Krumbholz has since failed to reply to my complaints that he provided the wrong Data.

The Male/Female and Adult / Child Data is Public Information that is being hidden by the FDOT.  If the FDOT can tell me how many Matching Records that have to my request then they can also extract the Male / Female and Adult / Child Data.

Please hold Mr. Krumbholz accountable for his Professional Misconduct and failure to comply with the Public Records Act. 

Please ensure that my $104.17 is returned to me and that I am provided with the few Data Points of Public Data which I have requested.

Respectfully,

Jeff Redding
4009 Maverick Avenue
Sarasota, Florida
941-227-6965
 


2 September 2020



Mr. Krumbholx,

What I really want to know is how many of the 1,557 killed in Florida's Misplaced Wheelchair Curb Cuts are women and children.

Are you saying the FDOT installs Mid-Block Crosswalks but does not keep track of who is killed in the Crosswalks?

The FDOT has been abusing and misrepresenting the ADA for many years.  I am going to do my best to expose your fraud .  We are filing ADA Fraud complaints with the USDOJ.

The FDOT knows they are violating Federal Safety Standards but cares more about Contractor Profits than Pedestrian Safety.

There may be no penalty or consequences for violating Safety Standards,  But, the ADA is Law.  ADA Fraud is Criminal and Deadly.

Officials at the FDOT should be criminally charged with 1,557 counts of manslaughter.  We are going to do our best to send some of you Corrupt Officials to jail.

Jeff Redding
 - The ADA Fraud Whistleblower

2 September 2020

Mr. Redding,

 

I am following up on your above referenced public records requests for:

 

2018 Pedestrian fatalities by Gender at Marked and un-marked Mid-Block Crosswalks / Pedestrian Safety Islands, on Multiple Lane Roads, with AADT of 40,000 or above, and with Speed Limits of 40mph or Above.

 

The Florida Department of Transportation does not have an inventory of marked and unmarked mid-block crosswalks. Additionally, Florida Public Records laws only apply to existing documents and therefore do not require a custodian of public records to create a new record in response to a request or to extract information from existing records. (See Chapter 119, Florida Statutes).

 

Again, please note that the official custodian of Florida Traffic Crash Report data in Florida is the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). Because FLHSMV is the official custodian of the crash reports, their database is the official crash records database for Florida and the numbers that they report are the official numbers for the state. Please see https://www.flhsmv.gov/traffic-crash-reports/ for more information.

 

If you would like to request data or reports directly from the FLHSMV, they have a Crash Public Records Unit (CPRU) which handles the requests for reports and data. The CPRU can be contacted at CrashPRR@flhsmv.gov or by phone at 850-617-3416, option 1.

 

Thank you for contacting the Florida Department of Transportation.

 

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

 

8 August 2020

Mr. Krumbholz,

Please stop pretending that you and the FDOT don't know the difference between;

1.  Interaction Deaths
2.  Non-Intersection Deaths or Mid-Block Deaths
3.  Marked Mid-Block Crosswalk Deaths
4.  Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk Deaths

I have asked you several times to Fulfill the Public Request that I paid $104.17.  If you do not respond I will be forced to file complaints with your superiors, OSHA, the ethics board, etc...

1.  I want you to return my $104.17 because the Public Information I requested is easily accessible without any sort of Redaction or Clerical Fees.

2.  I want you to tell me howny of the 4,500 and how many of the 1,557 from my previous Requests are Females.

3.  Please fill in the missing Data Below?:

Gender Trends in Florida Pedestrians Deaths


Gender

Total Deaths
(2009 - 2018)


 Percent


Intersection
(2003 - 2018 )


Percent

Non-Intersection
(2003 - 2018)


Percent

*Marked Mid Block Crosswalk
(2000 - 2019)


Percent

*Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalk
(2007 - 2019)


Percent
Male 3,381
70
          ?
     ?          ?      ?                     ?      ?                       ?      ?
Female
1,684
30
         ?      ?         ?      ?                     ?      ?                       ?      ?
Total
5,065
100
         ? 100
        ? 100
4,500
100
1,557
  100

* Marked and Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks located on roads with a Speed Limit of 40 mph or above, an AADT of 40,000 or above, and Multiple Lanes.

If you have any questions please review the evidence at:
https://www.pedestriansmatter.org

Thank you,



July 28th, 2020

The FDOT charged me $104.17 for a  CD with 153  .pdf image files of Crash Reports.  I specifically asked them not to send me any image files because I was blind.  This is not what I asked or paid for.  Please contact the FDOT and tell them that you would also like to know how many of the 4500 and 1,557 killed are women and children. 



July 22nd, 2020

Hello?

Are you going to reply and fulfill my Public Records Request and tell me how many Females have been killed in Florida's Marked and Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks?

Thank you,

July 16th, 2020

Mr. Krumbholz:

Perhaps my request will be easier to fulfill if I drop the age (adult/child) portion of the request.

Can you simply tell me how many of the 4500 ki8lled at Marked Mid-Block Crosswalks since 2000 are Female? And, how many of the 1,557 pedestrians killed since 2007 in Unmarked Mid-Block crosswalks are Female?

This is Public Information that the FDOT has which can be easily provided with a simple database query.

see:

Respectfully,


July 12th, 2020\

Dear Mr. Krumbholz:

I was able to open one of the files you sent.  I did not ask for, or pay for individual Crash Reports..  I asked for the Male/Female and Adult/Child Data to be extracted from my two previous Public Records Requests.  This is not complicated.  Why are you not fulfilling this simple request?  Please review the prior requests and email me the information requested.

If you do not understand this Request, then please let me help clear up any confusion.

See:

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 have 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.

‚ÄčThank you for your time and consideration.  Please be safe out there.

Very Respectfully,





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