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John Carlton

Senior Engineer


+1 954 982 8081 (Office)
550 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 500
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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John Carlton has over 15 years of experience investigating and performing reconstruction analysis on passenger and commercial vehicles, motorcycles, pedestrians, electric scooters, and bicycle crashes.

Mr. Carlton is a professional engineer licensed by the States of Florida, Ohio, and Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Engineering with a concentration in Transportation Engineering from the University of Florida. He is an ACTAR-accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist and certified in Temporary Traffic Control (Maintenance of Traffic). His further training includes Traffic Crash Reconstruction I and II at Northwestern University's Center for Public Safety and preparing and analyzing "Temporary Traffic Control Plans" for FDOT projects.

In addition to his transportation safety experience, Mr. Carlton has design and construction experience in residential and commercial facilities, including roadways and infrastructure. While working for the City of Gainesville, Mr. Carlton gained expertise in water/wastewater planning, design, and construction and has testified regarding contractor standards of care related to excavation near underground utilities.

Mr. Carlton is a consulting engineer who testifies in accidents involving commercial and passenger vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians, roadway standards, traffic signal operations, and other large loss events.

Key Expertise

  • Vehicle Accident Reconstruction
  • Roadway Construction & Design
  • Temporary Traffic Control
  • Traffic Signal Operations

Professional Registration

  • PE 79347 / FL [State of Florida Engineering License]
  • PE 90735 / OH [State of Ohio Engineering License]
  • PE 152868 / State of Texas Engineering License
  • Full Accreditation as an Accident Reconstructionist - Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR)
  • Certified Advanced Maintenance of Traffic - American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)
  • FAA Certified UAS Commercial Pilot
  • Certified User - PhotoModeler Collision Investigation, Eos Systems

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), 2009 – Present
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)). 2010 – Present
  • National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS), 2023 – Present

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