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The City of Colorado Springs has added two additional red light cameras, one at Woodmen Road and Black Forest Road and one at Barnes Road and Tutt Boulevard as part of the “Red Light Safety Camera Program.” The goal of the red light camera program is to protect drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians from injuries or crashes caused by red-light running. It is also a component of the Colorado Springs Police Department’s effort to reduce crashes and improve citizen safety in Colorado Springs. The new intersections will go live on April 18, 2022, and begin with a 30-day warning period before a $75 fine is implemented.
Intersections to go live April 18, 2022
Both new intersections are currently in a calibration phase, which will remain in effect until the warning period begins on April 18, 2022. During the calibration phase, the cameras will flash or “go off” as drivers pass through the intersection. This DOES NOT mean any citations are being recorded during this time. This calibration phase is just in place to ensure the cameras are working properly.
Current intersections with red light cameras
CSPD implements a 30-day warning period
Beginning April 18, 2022, motorists captured by the cameras running a red light at the new intersections will be issued a written warning by mail for the next 30 days during the warning period.
Following the warning period, drivers who enter the intersections after the light has turned red will receive a $75 citation (no points will be assessed).
Cameras operate 24-hours-a-day and capture images of vehicles when they run a red light at an intersection. Violations are issued after police personnel confirms a violation has occurred. Signs posted along the street will alert drivers that red-light safety cameras are in use at the intersection ahead. For more information about the program, visit www.ColoradoSprings.gov/RedLightSafety.
The automated red-light safety camera enforcement program works to change driver behavior through increased enforcement of red light laws and increased public awareness of red-light running.
Data shows that red-light safety cameras can change driving behavior and city officials chose the locations after evaluating several factors including crash data and where the technology would have the most impact.
Colorado Springs contracts with Verra Mobility as their red-light safety camera vendor. Verra Mobility is the leading provider of red light and speed camera enforcement programs across North America.
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