Red light cameras added at four intersections

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The City of Colorado Springs has added additional red-light cameras at four intersections 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, July1, 2022, and a 30-day warning period. Following the warning period, a $75 fine will be implemented for violators.

Intersections to go live July 1, 2022

  • (NB) Voyager Pkwy and Academy Blvd- (Northbound through lanes only)
  • (EB) Colorado Ave and 31st Street- (Eastbound through lanes, the right turn lane, and the left turn lane)
  • (SB) Academy Blvd and Astrozon Blvd- (Southbound through lanes and the left turn lane)
  • (SB) Voyager Pkwy and Interquest Pkwy- (Southbound through lanes and the right turn lane)

Timeline

The 30-day warning period will begin on July 1, 2022, and end on July 31, 2022. Motorists captured by the camera running a red-light at the new intersection will be issued a written warning by mail for the next 30 days during the warning period.

On August 1, 2022, the camera will officially go live and drivers who enter the intersections after the light has turned red will receive a $75 citation (no points will be assessed).

Current intersections with red light cameras

  • East Platte Avenue and Chelton Road
  • Briargate Boulevard and Lexington Drive
  • North Academy Boulevard and North Carefree Circle
  • North Academy Boulevard and Dublin Boulevard
  • Lake Avenue and East Cheyenne Mountain
  • Airport Road and South Academy Boulevard
  • East Platte Avenue and North Union Boulevard
  • East Woodmen Road and Duryea Drive
  • Austin Bluffs and North Academy
  • Platte and North Murray
  • Woodmen Road and Black Forest Road
  • Barnes Road and Tutt Boulevard
  • Maizeland and North Academy

About the Red-Light Camera Safety Program

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.

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 ColoradoSprings.gov/RedLightSafety.

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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