You can get around only by car.
From the European point of view driving in Brandon (and in Tampa in general) is not bad at all . Streets have a very fluent traffic and, OF COURSE, everywhere is parking space. US people behave not as crazy as most europeans do on the wheel, they tend to change lines very little compared with us for example, BUT, when they do they hardly put the light announcing it. Same thing when they turn into streets.
Overall is quite OK.
Other local driving customs include:
*Making a complete stop at all stop signs.
* It is legal to turn right on a red light after stopping unless a sign forbids it.
*A Yield sign (yellow triangular sign) means oncoming traffic has the right of way.
The Photo (taken from inside a car) shows the main road in Brandon, Route 60 or Brandon Blvd., with 4 lines in each direction, during a day of the week at around 2 PM. Inside Brandon it's actually very different, mostly small roads and lots of trees.
Most of the time in Brandon is very sunny, but because there was a storm in progress, which, as all as the storms I witnessed in my brief stay there was extremely short, you could see a lot of clouds in the photo. Nevertheless, and with all those clouds, that moment was still very sunny, a thing you probably can not realize looking at my picture.
Bottom line....................drive a fast moving, highly maneuverable car in Brandon. Remember that most people who live in the Brandon area aren't from Florida. They are from the NorthEastern and Midwestern U.S. They have been known to drive like maniacs. And with the heavy traffic, you'll need to drive like one at times to get where you are going.
If you can afford it, take a limo or a cab. Save yourself the stress.
Like most other Florida destinations, it’s virtually impossible to see Tampa Bay’s major sites without the car.