Excessive vehicle speed is a problem in almost every community in the United States, and Colorado Springs is no exception. The CSPD continues to investigate vehicle crashes – some involving serious injuries and/or fatalities in which excessive speed is a factor.
In October 2018, the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) was awarded a grant through the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for the purpose of conducting speed enforcement throughout Colorado Springs. This enforcement effort was in addition to enforcement already conducted by CSPD officers, and was named Slow Down, Colorado Springs!
Through the first six months of the grant (October 1, 2018, through March 31, 2019), officers working Slow Down, Colorado Springs! Speed enforcement accomplished the following:
- 390.5 hours of dedicated speed enforcement
- 936 traffic citations issued for speeding and related violations
- 1,096 traffic violations cited
Excessive speed is an issue that impacts each of us, and our overall community. Slowing down can save you from a costly traffic ticket, a vehicle collision, thousands of dollars in repairs and medical bills, expensive insurance increases – and most importantly, it may save your life or the life of another person.
Join us as we work to reduce traffic collisions and their resulting injuries and fatalities. Slow down, Colorado Springs!
NOTE: This media release was prepared by the Colorado Springs Police Department using federal funds from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the CSPD and do not necessarily reflect the views of CDOT.