Red light cameras could be coming back to Colorado Springs


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado Springs Police Department is in the very early stages of considerations to reinstall red light cameras at dangerous intersections in Colorado Springs.

Red light cameras were originally installed in September 2010 but they were taken out in October 2011.

Mayor John Suthers just recently gave the CSPD Police Chief the go-ahead to reinstall them if he chooses.

Lt. Howard Black with CSPD told FOX21 the new camera technology is worth giving the red light cameras in our area another chance.

Black said the police department is low on staff right now, so these cameras could help them out. He said they are not concerned about revenue — only the community’s safety.

“Our direction has been crystal clear, we’re not concerned about the revenue that’s coming in,” Black said. “We’re talking about the safety of our motorists in our most dangerous intersections.”

Black said even though these dangerous intersections are being monitored on a daily basis, these cameras could help them to both have more staff on hand and to keep our community safe.

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