Red light runners are dangerous not only to themselves, but other motorists on the roads. Drivers that are impatient, aggressive, or just not paying attention may cause a car accident that leads to devastating injuries or even loss of life. These drivers can be found at intersections across the Tampa Bay area.
To help reduce the number of car accidents and increase the safety of Tampa Bay motorists, the Hillsborough County government administers the Red Light Enforcement Program. At certain Tampa intersections, drivers who run red lights are photographed. Hillsborough County sheriffs deputies review each photograph and corresponding date; if they determine that there was a violation of Florida State Statute 316.075 (1)(c)(1), the registered owner of the vehicle will receive a red light violation that will cost them $158.
To further help reduce the number of Tampa accidents, the Hillsborough County sheriffs department features red light runners on their website.
There are operational red light cameras at the following Tampa intersections:
- Fletcher Avenue& Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
- Sligh Avenue& Habana Avenue
- Brandon Town Center& Brandon Boulevard
- Bloomingdale Avenue & Bell Shoals Road
- Waters Avenue & Dale Mabry Highway
- Waters Avenue and Anderson Road
If you were injured in a wreck caused by a red light runner, you may be able to obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Tampa car accident lawyers at Burnetti, P.A. help injured clients across the Tampa Bay area obtain the compensation they deserve. To schedule a free consultation, fill out the Free Case Evaluation form or call 1-888-BURNETTI.