Speed Safety Cameras approved by Springs City Council

(COLORADO SPRINGS) — On May 14, 2024, the Colorado Springs City Council approved the use of speed safety cameras to protect the city’s most vulnerable pedestrians.

Research revealed in notes from the city council’s meeting agenda shows a direct correlation between the impact speed of a vehicle and the likelihood of severe injury or death when that vehicle hits a pedestrian.

To mitigate this danger, the city is adding speed safety cameras to its Automated Vehicle Identification Systems (AVIS) ordinance. These cameras use radar technology to track traffic and record and photograph vehicles exceeding the speed limit.

“These cameras are mobile, placed in vans that can move about the city,” said Caitlin Ford, Senior Public Communications Specialist with the Colorado Springs Police Department. “However, part of the program is that they can only be set up in school zones, residential areas, directly around parks, or, in construction zones by request. The goal of these cameras is to increase safety around our most vulnerable pedestrian locations.”

The goal of the addition of these cameras is to protect pedestrians and serve as an alternative method as part of enforcement efforts.

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