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4th red light camera goes live in Colorado Springs

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Posted at 7:18 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 09:20:00-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — An additional red light camera is going live Thursday morning in Colorado Springs, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department.

The department said this fourth camera is going up at the intersection of Academy Boulevard and Dublin Boulevard beginning at 6 a.m. There are cameras set up at three other intersections: East Platte Avenue at Chelton Road, Briargate Boulevard at Lexington Boulevard, and Academy Boulevard at North Carefree Circle.

A 30-day warning period is in effect at the newest intersection before the department begins issuing the $75 fine for running a red light. A red-light violation will not add points to your license. Sometimes a camera will flash when no one is running a red light, so each photo capture is reviewed by a CSPD staff member who makes the determination whether or not a violation happened.

Red light cameras made its return to the Springs last April. In our Driving Change series, we learned the department plans examine the data closely to figure out where the technology is most effective.

"There's a lot of research that goes into this and a lot of analysis of the data to figure out how to do it right," said Lieutenant Steve Noblitt, who recently began overseeing the red light camera program. "Ultimately our goal is to change driving behaviors in a way that cause people to recognize that intersections are extremely dangerous locations."

CSPD will release monthly statistics on its website, but each report will be 60 days behind.

According to the department, there will be a total of 10 red light cameras installed throughout Colorado Springs. The other six intersections in this project have not been identified yet.