Near the roadside memorial for Camden Allen White, who was struck and killed Dec. 4, 2006 in a crosswalk at Victoria and Meade streets in front of Brandon High School, stands a newly created traffic signal, opened in time for the 2013-14 school year.
"It is a fully operational signal now," said Hillsborough County spokesperson Steve Valdez, "where before all it was was a striped crosswalk."
The aim is for "pedestrian safety" and "to better maintain the flow of vehicles during school drop-off and pick-up times," he added.
Putting in place the new traffic lights fell under the School Safety Program and work began about six months ago, Valdez said.
White, 15, was on his way to school and struck by a car driven by a Kami Bell, a 22-year-old substitute teacher, who was charged with a civil infraction, according to a Tampa Bay Times report
Today, a roadside memorial for White remains.