COLORADO SPRINGS – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that it will begin targeted traffic enforcement efforts in an effort to reduce the number of traffic deaths in our community.
The plan specifically focuses on high-volume and high-traffic crash locations, and want to focus more patrols in those areas and document the results. In a news release from the sheriff’s office, it said members of the community will see “highly visible and proactive law enforcement” in targeted areas.
”It’s a calculated data-driven move,” Sheriff’s spokesperson Jacqueline Kirby told News5 on Tuesday. “We have to do something with the increased population, the increase in the traffic fatalities that we are seeing, and the injuries that we’re seeing,”
For the past two years, El Paso County has led the state with the highest number of traffic deaths. Deputies will focus on 17 areas across eight districts in the county to add increased enforcement.
You can expect to see increased enforcement in the following areas from May 1 to July 1:
- Highway 105 between Interstate 25 and Highway 83
- Highway 83 between County Line Road to Shoup Road
- East Woodmen Road between Black Forest Road and Meridian Road
- Black Forest Road from Shoup Road to East Woodmen Road
- Constitution Avenue from Highway 24 to Powers Boulevard
- Peterson Road from Palmer Park Boulevard to Galley Road
- Marksheffel Road from Huber Road to Constitution Avenue
- Stapleton Road from Meridian Road to Highway 24
- Highway 94 from Hwy 24 to Enoch Road
- Main Street from Yucatan Drive to Norman Drive
- Bradley Road from Main Street to Grinnell Boulevard
- Fontaine Boulevard from Highway 85/87 to Powers Boulevard
- Old Pueblo Road from Jordon Road to Interstate 25
- South Academy Boulevard from Bradley Road to B Street
- B Street from South Academy to Highway 85/87
- Highway 24 from Cave of the Winds to 31st Street
- Highway 24 from Green Mountain Falls Road to the County Line
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