In October 2018, 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:
- 1,008 hours of additional dedicated speed enforcement
- 2,399 traffic citations issued
- 2,758 traffic violations cited (a citation may contain more than one charge, which accounts for the difference between citations and violations cited)
September 30, 2019, marks the end of the first year of this program. CSPD will conduct second-year enforcement from October 2019 through September 2020.
CSPD is committed to reducing the number of vehicle collisions occurring in our community – each of which is avoidable. Speeding enforcement by our officers is an important piece of the solution, but not nearly as important as each driver in our community being responsible for their behavior and accountable to other citizens. Help us reduce injuries, fatalities, property damage, rising insurance rates, and other results of excessive vehicle speed – slow down, obey posted speed limits, and be careful on our roadways.
Media members with questions regarding this program may contact the program director, Lt. John Koch, at #719-444-7506 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.