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New red light cameras in Colorado Springs

Posted at 8:35 PM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 22:35:22-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The city of Colorado Springs has added two more red light cameras as part of its “Red Light Safety Camera Program.”

The intersections where the cameras were added were chosen based on the number of injury and fatal crashes. The intersections are Austin Bluffs Parkway and North Academy Boulevard and East Platte Avenue and North Murray Boulevard.

Officers say the goal of the program is to "protect drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians from injuries or crashes caused by red-light running," and they want drivers to know the locations of these cameras.

"This is no secret," said Sgt. Jason Newton. "We're not trying to generate revenue. We're trying to change behavior. So when people are conscious that they're there, we see change in that pattern, that driving. People are, 'I better slow down, I better stop,' and if that saves a life that's ultimately the goal."

The new cameras will go live Friday, Sept. 25.

There will be a 30 day warning period, meaning drivers who are captured running a red light, will receive a written warning in the mail. After the 30 days, drivers will receive a $75 citation if they run a red light.

For more information on the "Red Light Safety Camera Program" or for locations of red light cameras, click here.