Red light cameras are now operational in Tampa

The cameras will be placed at 23 different intersections in the city, with the specific street corners listed below.

Westbound E Busch Boulevard @ N Nebraska Avenue


Eastbound E Fowler Avenue @ N Nebraska Avenue


Westbound E Hillsborough Avenue @ N Nebraska Avenue


Northbound N Armenia Avenue @ W Hillsborough Avenue


Northbound N Lois Avenue @ W Hillsborough Avenue


Northbound N Nebraska Avenue @ E Hillsborough Avenue


Northbound N Nebraska Avenue @ E Fowler Avenue


Eastbound W Gandy Boulevard @ S Westshore Boulevard


Eastbound Adamo Drive @ S 50th Street / S Tamiami Trail


Eastbound E Hillsborough Avenue @ N 22nd Street


Westbound E Hillsborough Avenue @ N 22nd Street


Eastbound E Waters Avenue / CR 584 @ US 41 / N Florida Avenue


Southbound N Himes Avenue @ W Hillsborough Avenue


Southbound S 50th Street / S Tamiami Trail @ Adamo Drive


Southbound S Dale Mabry Highway @ W Gandy Boulevard


Southbound S Manhattan Avenue @ W Gandy Boulevard


Northbound S Westshore Boulevard @ W Gandy Boulevard


Southbound US 41 / N Florida Avenue @ E Waters Avenue / CR 584


Eastbound W Gandy Boulevard @ S Dale Mabry Highway


Westbound W Gandy Boulevard @ S Westshore Boulevard


Westbound W Waters Avenue / CR 584 @ N Armenia Avenue


Eastbound W Waters Avenue / CR 584 @ N Armenia Avenue


Eastbound W Kennedy Boulevard @ N Ashley Drive


Again, the cameras go live beginning Saturday October 1. Violators will be given warnings for the first month. After that, they will be issued a $158 citation.


The city's press release says that for more information, go to www.stoponredtampa.org. However, if you go there right now (Friday afternoon at 2:47 p.m.) you get a godaddy.com page, with nothing about the specific Tampa program listed.

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Those ever controversial red-light cameras are now operational in Tampa, with warnings being issued out beginning Saturday, October 1, and real fines beginning on November 1.

When the proposal came before the Tampa City Council earlier this year, a majority of board members balked, saying unless the revenues derived from the fines that will go into the city's coffers would be earmarked for intersection improvement, they weren't interested.

But the new council ultimately approved the cameras, and Mayor Bob Buckhorn was happy they did. Not only does he believe they will increase vehicular safety in the city, but he specifically placed over $2 million of those expected revenues to fill up part of the $34 million budget deficit he needed to fill by last week.

"These cameras are proven to help alter driver behavior and save lives," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. "Ultimately, Stop on Red Tampa will enhance road safety for our residents and make drivers think before proceeding through a red light and endangering lives."

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