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CSPD releases numbers on grant funded speed enforcement

Posted at 3:27 PM, Apr 09, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS – In October of 2018, the Colorado Springs Police Department was awarded a grant through the Colorado Department of Transportation for the purpose of conducting speed enforcement throughout Colorado Springs.

CSPD said this enforcement effort was in addition to enforcement already being conducted by CSPD and was named, “Slow Down, Colorado Springs!”

Excessive speed is a problem in almost every community in the United States and Colorado Springs is no exception, said the CSPD.

According to the department, through the first six months of the grant (10/1/18 – 3/31/19), officers working “Slow Down, Colorado Springs!” logged 390.5 hours of dedicated speed enforcement, wrote 936 traffic citations for speeding and related violations, and cited 1,096 traffic violations.

CSPD said slowing down can save you from a costly traffic ticket, a vehicle collision, thousands of dollars in repairs and medical bills, expensive insurance increases, and most importantly, it may save your life or the life of someone else.

So…. Slow Down, Colorado Springs!