HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is launching a campaign to stop speeding and lower the number of crashes and deaths in three deadly crash corridors of Tampa.
Deputies will be working enforcement operations at three main corridors within Hillsborough County. They include:
- W. Busch Blvd. between Dale Mabry Hw. N. and Nebraska Av. N.
- W. Hillsborough Av. between George Rd. and Himes Av.
- E. Fowler Av. between Nebraska Av. N. and Bruce B. Downs Bl.
The corridors were selected due to the number of traffic crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists resulting in fatalities and serious injuries in the area.
In five years, the corridor of Busch Boulevard has had 1,091 crashes and three people die. Hillsborough Avenue's corridor has seen 1,303 crashes and 13 people die. Fowler's corridor has seen 990 crashes and seven people die.
HCSO will be out Wednesday, May 8 from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in those three areas. The entire campaign will be conducted over a 17-week period at various times of the day.
HCSO will work in conjunction with the University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research on this Motorist Speed Reduction and Education Grant that is funded by Florida Department of Transportation District Seven.