Something new has come to Tampa: the ‘Stop on Red Tampa’ program. This program has been started for a great purpose, to lessen the numbers of crashes, injuries, and fatalities that occur due to drivers running red lights. How common is this? According to tampagov.net, “For three years in a row, more than 50 percent of Hillsborough County red-light crashes occurred within the city of Tampa. In 2010 alone, the number of intersection crashes caused by red-light violations in Hillsborough County totaled 642, with 371 of those crashes coming from the city of Tampa.” What happens if you don’t stop on red?
What is a Notice of Violation?
If the automated system catches your vehicle running a red light and committing a “red-light violation, then a Notice of Violation will be mailed to your address. This violation comes with a fine of $158 your driving record will not reflect any negative points, however.
What are your Options?
Pay the fine- You can pay the penalty by various means
- Online by going to www.violationinfo.com
- By mail with either check or Money order – Mailing address, P.O. Box 742503, Cincinnati, OH 45274-2503
- By credit card by calling toll-free 1-866-790-4111
Contesting the Violation
If you want to contest the violation by pleading not guilty or appear in court, simply do not respond to the Notice of Violation. After not responding, there will be a mailed letter within 60 days containing a Uniform Traffic Citation. You will then have instructions on how to start the process from the county clerk’s office.
Tampa Bay’s Personal Injury and Vehicle Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been affected by a failure to stop on red accident, Bryan takes great pride in helping injury victims and for the families of victims to obtain justice in their case. Expenses for these types of accidents can be astronomical from medical bills, lost wages, and damages, to even death that is why there are no fees or costs unless you win. Call for a fast, free consultation at 1-800-535-2529, orcontact Bryan Caulfield online.