Additional red light safety camera to go live Sept. 1

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A third red-light safety camera is scheduled to go live September 1, 2019, and a fourth is expected before the end of the year. There will be a 30 day warning period before $75 fines are implemented. 

Camera Locations

Intersection to go live September 1

  • Academy Boulevard @ North Carefree Circle (northbound approach)

Intersection to go live this later this year

  • Academy Boulevard @ Dublin Boulevard (southbound approach)

Intersections that went live on April 9 

  • East Platte Avenue @ Chelton Road (eastbound approach) 
  • Briargate Boulevard @ Lexington Boulevard (westbound approach)

A total of 10 red-light safety cameras will be installed at locations throughout Colorado Springs, with the remaining six intersections to be identified and installed in the future.

Warning Period

Beginning September 1 through September 30, motorists captured by the cameras running a red light at the Academy Boulevard and North Carefree intersection will be issued a written warning by mail. The two current live intersections at East Platte Avenue at Chelton Road and Briargate Boulevard at Lexington Boulevard will continue issuing citations.

Following the warning period, drivers who enter the intersection after the light has turned red will receive a $75 citation (no points will be assessed).

More About the Cameras

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 the Red Light Safety Camera page.

“2018 witnessed the highest number of traffic fatalities in Colorado Springs. Intersections can be one of the most dangerous places in the city for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists,” said Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski. “Our goal is to reduce the number of red-light runners, thus decreasing the number of violations and their potential for crashes and injuries on our roadways. We want drivers in Colorado Springs to stop on red, drive attentively, and follow the rules of the road.”

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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