Excessive vehicle speed is a problem in almost every community in the United States, and Colorado Springs is no exception. The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) continues to investigate vehicle crashes – some involving serious injuries and/or fatalities in which excessive speed is a factor.
In October 2018, the CSPD was awarded a grant through the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for the purpose of conducting speed enforcement throughout Colorado Springs. The enforcement effort was named Slow Down, Colorado Springs!
Slow Down, Colorado Springs! works in conjunction with CSPD traffic enforcement efforts already in place.
Through the first nine months of the grant (October 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019), officers working Slow Down, Colorado Springs! speed enforcement accomplished the following:
- 636 hours of dedicated speed enforcement
- 1,504 traffic citations issued
- 1,757 traffic violations cited (A citation may have more than one charge on it, which accounts for the difference between citations and 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 in our continuing effort 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.