TAMPA BAY AREA, Fla. — Did you know there are more than 500 red-light cameras throughout the state of Florida? Over 100 of those cameras are at intersections in the Tampa Bay area.
As the debate continues at the State House over a bill pushing to ban these cameras, and the $158 ticket that comes with any violations, a recent state report found Florida intersections with red-light cameras saw a 15% increase in crashes after the cameras were installed, while the number of red-light runners stayed the same.
Tampa and Clearwater recently renewed contracts with red-light camera companies. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister told ABC Action News in February 2020 that after reviewing the data, he is considering whether Hillsborough should renew its red-light camera contract.
Below is a map of all current red-light cameras in the Tampa Bay area: