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FLORIDA TRAFFIC SAFETY PORTAL

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This web portal is developed and maintained by the State Safety Office of the Florida Department of Transportation. Its purpose is to serve as a central location for the exchange and sharing of tools, data, information, and ideas among the traffic safety professionals in Florida.

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Posted on 10/22/2019

Open, Public World of GIS

It is easier than ever to find, use, and transform data in the GIS world. FDOT Open Data Hub (https://gis-fdot.opendata.arcgis.com/) is the FDOT public platform for exploring, accessing, and building apps with geospatial data. ArcGIS Online (https://www.arcgis.com) is a gateway to more GIS data. A search for "FDOT" on ArcGIS Online yields over 1,600 publicly accessible items. Do you need data from other agencies? You may likely find it on ArcGIS or the Florida Geographic Data Library, FGDL (https://www.fgdl.org/metadataexplorer/explorer.jsp). The FDOT GIS Office can help you with the access and data that you need.

Posted on 8/21/2019

Crash Shapefiles Open to Public

Anyone can access statewide shapefiles of crashes on public roads in Florida. FDOT publishes these shapefiles on the Unified Basemap Repository (UBR). You can find the UBR online using “fdot ubr” search terms and you do not need to login to download the crash shapefiles. The UBR hosts shapefiles as late as 2005 for all public roads and 2003 for state-maintained roads. The shapefiles do not include crashes that did not occur on public roads like crashes in parking lots, private roads, or private property.

Posted on 7/29/2019

ARBM, What Is It?

The All Roads Base Map (ARBM) is a map of all public roads in Florida. The ARBM seamlessly stitches together the state and local road networks into one. The ARBM has some roadway-element data for state and local roads. The ARBM also makes analyzing traffic safety on all public roads in Florida easier. If you want the ARBM go to the FDOT Unified Basemap Repository (https://ubr.fdot.gov) and download the latest version.

Posted on 7/2/2019

Learning GIS

Learning to use GIS is one click away. ESRI Academy (www.esri.com/training) offers online courses. Many are free. Select from a range of courses or use learning plans to get started or sharpen skills.

Posted on 6/20/2019

National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month and the National Safety Council promotes June as a month to focus on reducing injuries and deaths at work, on roadways, and in communities. Safety topics for 2019 include fatigue and impairment; hazard recognition; and slips, trips and falls. Regarding impairment, the FIDC (Florida Impaired Driving Coalition) identifies and prioritizes Florida’s most pressing impaired driving issues and develops plans to maximize the State’s ability to impact these crashes. Visit http://www.flimpaireddriving.com/ for more information.

Posted on 6/7/2019

2015, 2016 Crash Shapefiles Posted

The crash location shapefiles for 2015 and 2016 are now posted on the Florida Department of Transportation's Unified Basemap Repository (UBR) site.

Posted on 6/7/2019

2006 Crash Data Purged

The FDOT State Safety Office has purged the 2006 crash data from the FDOT Crash Analysis Reporting (CAR) database. 2006 crash data and images are no longer available from the FDOT.

Posted on 6/4/2019

Timely Crash Data, Here Now

It is here! Timely data for fatality, serious injury, or property damage only (PDO) crashes are available now. The State Safety Office (SSO) prioritizes processing these types of crashes. Use SSOGIS, CAR Online, or any other FDOT SSO outlet for timely crash data.

Posted on 5/2/2019

GIS@FDOT and ArcGIS Online

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) created GIS@FDOT. It is a portal for GIS content from FDOT based on the ArcGIS Online platform.

Posted on 4/3/2019

Updated Non-Motorist Data in ArcGIS Online

We expanded fatal and serious injury data for non-motorists from 2005 through 2016 in ArcGIS Online. The feature layer is available to everyone. Any user can easily include this data in their ArcGIS projects or download the data.

Posted on 3/1/2019

Non-Motorist Fatal or Serious Injuries in ArcGIS Online

Fatal and serious injuries for non-motorists for 2011-2016 are now available in ArcGIS Online to everyone. Users can link to the feature layer for their ArcGIS projects or download the data. The graphics show whether the non-motorist experienced a fatal or serious injury and if they were on an on-system (state) or off-system (local) public road. Crash report number, crash date and time, FDOT district, county, age, and gender of non-motorists are also included. Search for “fdot sso non motorist” in ArcGIS Online to find the feature layer.

Posted on 11/20/2018

Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Typing

Crash typing of pedestrian and bicycle crash data is available using Signal 4 Analytics. CUTR (Center for Urban Transportation Research) partnered with the FDOT State Safety Office to crash type all pedestrian and bicycle crashes (including long and short forms) for 5 years. The team typed 2010-2014 for fatal crashes and 2011-2015 for injury and property damage crashes. The crash analysis leads to the data being available to be used by practitioners in Florida to identify countermeasures for locations with frequent pedestrian and bicycle crashes.

Posted on 10/22/2018

Crash Rate Statistics 2012-2016

Crash location analysts for the FDOT State Safety Office (SSO) completed processing 2016 crash data in the FDOT crash database. The FDOT SSO is now generating crash rate statistics for 2012-2016. Access to crash rate reports is blocked until the process is complete. District safety offices will receive notification when the process of generating crash rate statistics is complete. Updated crash rates should be available during the week of Oct 22 – 26.

Posted on 10/22/2018

2017 Traffic Crash Facts by DHSMV

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is working on the 2017 Traffic Crash Facts based on a snapshot of CRSCAN (the official crash database for the State of Florida) taken 10/18/18. DHSMV anticipates completing the report no sooner than December.

Posted on 8/28/2018

Common Crash Data Systems

Several crash data systems with query functions exist for interested users. The most common data systems in Florida include but are not limited to (1)the FIRES (Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System) by the FLHSMV (Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles), (2) the CAR (Crash Analysis Reporting) system by the FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation), (3)the SSOGis (State Safety Office Geographic Information System) web-based map by FDOT, and (4) Signal Four Analytics by the GeoPlan Center at UF (University of Florida) with the Florida TRCC (Traffic Records Coordinating Committee).

Posted on 5/1/2018

Strava Metro Datasets

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) State Safety Office (SSO) acquired bicyclist and pedestrian related datasets from Strava Metro (https://metro.strava.com/) for 2012 through 2017. FDOT SSO publishes the datasets through the Unified Basemap Repository (UBR). Data are provided to authorized users through the FDOT UBR.

Posted on 4/18/2018

Query the Latest Located Crashes with SSOGis

SSOGis is a web-based query tool that shows current crash locations in a publicly accessible map-based interface. Critical crashes (crashes containing one or more people with fatal or serious injuries) with completed location processing in 2016, 2017 and 2018 are available in SSOGis. The data are refreshed every weekend with the previous week’s updates and additions.

Posted on 10/18/2017

SSOGis Query Tool Updated with Current Crash Location Data

The SSOGis Query Tool has been updated. As of the end of September we have made the 2014 and 2015 crash points available in our State Safety Office GIS (SSOGis) Query Tool on our Traffic Safety Web Portal (TSWP). The Query Tool has a function that allows you to download data in Excel, Word or as a shapefile. This is not in the same format as the Unified Basemap Repository (UBR) files, but this, we hope, will be our new way of sharing located crash data in GIS format. The site currently has the complete years of data from 2011 through 2015 and shows some locations for 2016 and 2017. Ultimately, it will show all of our currently located crashes, refreshed weekly. We are still working to implement the weekly refresh function. These crash points will also be published in the Department’s GIS Enterprise View (GEV). Older years are available as static layers in the old format but cannot be actively filtered using the query tool.

Posted on 4/5/2016

Crash Data Academy Webinar Series

The Florida Department of Transportation – State Safety Office launched the Crash Data Academy webinar series in April 2016, and now the new schedule for fiscal year 2018 is posted: http://www.fdot.gov/safety/11A-SafetyEngineering/crash%20data%20academy/academy.shtm . The focus of the webinar series is to inform, educate and train both professional and public audiences on a multitude of topics related to crash data. The series will be a platform for FDOT and our partner agencies to reach data users with important information about the collection, quality and use of crash data to improve Florida’s transportation, health and land use disciplines.

Posted on 6/1/2015

SSOGis Query Tool Must Be Accessed Using Internet Explorer

Since the SSOGis query tool has been developed using Silverlight, and since Silverlight is not supported by Google's Chrome browser, the SSOGis query tool will not function when accessed using Chrome. Internet Explorer (IE) 10 and earlier should not have any problem and as of this posting, it still was working for Firefox. If you have problems accessing the SSOGis please be sure that you are using a compatible browser before reporting any issues. We are working to update the application to HTML5, but it will take some time before the new version is ready.

Posted on 8/2/2012

AADT Methodology for All Roads

The Florida Department of Transportation Safety Office is required to identify and address traffic crashes on public roads that are maintain by state or local entity. However, data for local roads is not always complete; therefore, the FDOT Safety must use innovative approaches to account for this shortfall. The AADT Allocator process was developed in order to better estimate traffic volumes (AADT) for all streets and roads in Florida. The underlying principle of the Allocator process is to use the results of the Turnpike State Model (TSM) statewide transportation model and apply it to all roads and streets in Florida. This document describes the Allocator process. To review documentation of this process, select Publications from the menu and click the "AADT Methodology for All Roads" title under the Policies, Procedures, Disclaimers & Credits section.

Posted on 6/22/2012

Florida Traffic Data Sources

Florida Traffic Safety Metadata – Information concerning transportation related safety data across multiple agencies can be found at the "Download" section of the portal (see the link to the left). As of April 1, 2011 Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and the Florida Department of Transportation data is included in the spreadsheet. Future enhancements will include information from other state agencies (Department of Health, and Agency for Health Care Administration).

Posted on 2/17/2011

Crash Data Disclaimer

Protection from Discovery and Admission into Evidence - Under 23 U.S.C. 148(g)(4) information collected or compiled for any purpose directly relating to the information and analyses on this portal shall not be subject to discovery or admitted into evidence in a Federal or State court proceeding or considered for other purposes in any action for damages arising from any occurrence at a location identified or addressed in the reports.