COLORADO SPRINGS — Excessive speed is a problem in most communities in the United States, and Colorado Springs police say this city is no exception.
CSPD says it continues to investigate vehicle crashes, some of which involve fatalities or serious injuries, where speeding was a factor.
CSPD was awarded a grant through the Colorado Department of Transportation in October 2018 for speed enforcement operations throughout the city. That effort, named "Slow Down, Colorado Springs!", works alongside previous traffic enforcement efforts.
Through June 30, CSPD says officers working the Slow Down effort:
- Worked 636 hours of dedicated speed enforcement
- Issued 1,504 traffic citations
- Cited 1,757 traffic violations
CSPD notes a citation may include more than one charge, accounting for the difference between citations and violations.
The department says slowing down can save drivers from a costly traffic ticket, prevent a collision, and help drivers avoid thousands of dollars in repairs and medical bills, as well as insurance rate increases.