Two red light safety cameras to go live June 20

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The City of Colorado Springs will be adding two additional red light cameras at Platte Avenue and Union Boulevard as well as Woodmen Road and Duryea Drive on June 20, 2020, 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 on June 20, 2020, at 6 A.M. and begin with a 30-day warning period before a $75 fine is implemented. These are the seventh and eighth safety cameras to be implemented in the city, with additional intersections expected to be added later this year.

Intersections to go live June 20, 2020

  • Platte Avenue and Union Boulevard (westbound approach and left turn lane)
  • Woodmen Road and Duryea Drive (eastbound approach)

Current intersections with red light cameras

  • East Platte Avenue @ Chelton Road (eastbound approach) 
  • Briargate Boulevard @ Lexington Boulevard (westbound approach)
  • Academy Boulevard @ North Carefree Circle (northbound approach)
  • Academy Boulevard @ Dublin Boulevard (northbound approach)
  • Lake Avenue @ East Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard (eastbound approach and left turn lane eastbound to northbound)
  • Airport Road @ South Academy Boulevard (northbound approach and left turn lane from northbound to westbound)

CSPD implements a 30-day warning period

Beginning June 20, 2020, motorists captured by the cameras running a red light at the new intersections will be issued a written warning by mail for the next 30 days during the warning period.

Following the warning period, drivers who enter the intersection after the light has turned red will receive a $75 citation (no points will be assessed).

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 www.ColoradoSprings.gov/RedLightSafety.

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.

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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