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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


Update
:  February 5th, 2020 - I received a response from the FDOT concerning the below Public Records Request.  They said that approximately 4,500 (that is about 225 deaths per year) Records matched the Search Criteria.  They said I would need to pay them $7,700.00 in order for them to tell me the details of the Fatal Accidents.  It does not seam very ethical for the FDOT to charge so much money to release the names of Pedestrians who have been killed attempting to cross Mid-Block Crosswalks that are in violation of Federal Safety Standards.

I have submitted a new Request asking for only the details of Fatalities at Unmarked / Uncontrolled Mid-Block Crosswalks on Multiple Lane Roads with an AADT of over 40,000 and a speed limit of 45mph or above.



January 13th, 2020

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

Florida Pedestrian Fatalities
at Mid-Block Crosswalks
on Multiple Lane Roads
with Speed Limits of 40mph 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.  Markings (unmarked, or marked by lines in road)
10.  Signage (Was there a Pedestrian Crossing Sign?  yes or no)
11.  Controls (Was there a push button control?  (If yes, type of control for example Flashing Yellow Light, Flashing Red Light, or Red Stop Light)
12.  Was there a Prior Fatality at this specific location?  If yes, list same information as above.
13.  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
Markings
Signage
Controls
Prior Fatalities
Comments
10/5/2015
Alexis Miranda
Female
17
Busch BLVD, Tampa

45

none
none
none


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

45

none
none
none


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

45

none
none
none


12/22/2019
Sophia Nelson
Female
12
A1A, Satellite Beach

45

yes
yes
push button flashing yellow light


1/30/2020
Natalie Nickchen Female
19
West Tennessee Ave., Tallahassee

45

yes
yes
push button flashing red light

























Mr. Redding

 

Greetings,

 

Regarding your request for Public Records No. P016723-011420, “fatalities at Florida’s mid-block crosswalks.” A search for records that may be responsive to your request returned approximately 4,500 records. These records will need to be reviewed in order to ensure they do not contain any exempt or confidential information. The cost associated with this review process is approximately $7,700. (see Section 119.07(4)(d), Florida Statutes). We can begin the review process upon payment. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can narrow the parameters of your search request for more specific records.

 

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

 

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