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 confirm 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.
“2018 witnessed the highest number of traffic fatalities in Colorado Springs. Intersections can be one of the most dangerous places in the city for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists,” said Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski. “Our goal is to reduce the number of red light runners, thus decreasing the number of violations and their potential for crashes and injuries on our roadways. We want drivers in Colorado Springs to stop on red, drive attentively, and follow the rules of the road.”
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.