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.
Since October 2018, officers working Slow Down, Colorado Springs! speed enforcement accomplished the following:
- 636 hours of dedicated speed enforcement
- 1.974 traffic citations issued
- 2,283 traffic violations cited (a citation may contain more than one charge, which accounts for the difference between citations and violations cited)
On August 13, 2018, a Colorado Springs police officer working this program in a 65 mph zone on Powers Boulevard issued citations for speeds of 105 mph, 94 mph, 89 mph, and several other violations in the mid-80s. The officer also clocked a motorcycle on radar at 147 mph.
Excessive vehicle speed kills too many people in our community each year. When you get behind the wheel of your vehicle and make a decision to speed, you are placing other drivers, who have no control over your choices, at risk. Please, take our efforts to reduce dangerous driving behavior in Colorado Springs seriously. Your life, and the life of another person, could depend on the choice you make.
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.