Tampa, FL March 20, 2014 - Mayor Bob Buckhorn issued the statement below today in regards to the City of Tampa's contract for red light cameras.
"For me, the public's safety is always the paramount issue at stake.
"I will work with Tampa City Council over the next week to reach an agreement and will do what I can to make them feel more comfortable with the way red light camera revenue is being utilized to ensure driver, cyclist, and pedestrian safety within the City of Tampa.
"The problem is with the drivers who run a red light, breaking the law and putting others in danger.
"We know that red light cameras work in Tampa. They have changed driver behavior and kept our streets safer. They are an important tool in keeping the public safe."
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