If anyone doubts Colorado Springs drivers push their luck, the Colorado Springs Police Department quells those doubts with data from the first month of its red-light camera
From April 9 through May 8, there were 1,128 possible violations notched by the cameras.
Of those, 898 were sent warning violations.
Here's the startling figure: Of those who were sent warnings, 839, or more than 93 percent, were snapped at the Platte Avenue and Chelton intersection, while the rest, 59, were captured at the Lexington and Briargate boulevards intersection.
The warnings ended in no fines being imposed — it was a warning period, after all — but in the last two months, tickets have been issued that cost motorists $75.
The CSPD publishes updated monthly statistics here
, for those who want to keep tabs on the program.
The CSPD says it takes 60 days for a month's worth of violations to be processed by the vendor, the department and the courts.
The city will release statistics from May, the first month tickets were issued, in August.