Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa
Each day, thousands of Tampa residents get into their vehicles and
travel to or from work, home, school and other locations throughout our
community. This simple act of transportation, while often just routine,
is one that can change a life or lives forever. In the United States,
traffic crashes are actually the most significant cause of preventable
death and injury. One of the most dangerous causes of these crashes is
Our new intersection safety programs will be very important to the
safety of our local roadways, and it's important that motorists know the
facts upfront. Please take a few moments and read this informative and,
perhaps, enlightening brochure describing how the cameras actually work
and the rules that accompany enforcement of red-light running.
As this initiative begins, we join hundreds of other communities across
the Florida and country in implementing intersection safety programs.
Please know that to me this program is about public safety, not about
penalizing drivers, and that for this great city, I want nothing more
from it than to reduce collisions, prevent injuries and to save lives.