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Colorado Springs police installing red light cameras for trial run

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Springs police confirmed Tuesday that the department will install four red light cameras in the coming months and more could be on the way.

The four lights will go up in the summer/fall, and CSPD said there are plans to install an additional six cameras in the following 18 months.

Police haven't decided where the cameras will go. The department will work with a camera vendor to figure out where is best to place them. The program will then assess collision data, intersection volume and construction, speed issues, pedestrian safety, and other issues, according to the department.

But the bottom line is that you'll soon get a ticket in the mail if caught running a red light by one of those cameras.

CSPD says the Colorado Springs City Marshals will be initially responsible for running the program. City court will collect all fines associated with the violations.

The initial costs of the program were covered by the city, but ongoing costs will be covered by fines from red light violations. CSPD also clarified that the fee being paid to vendors is based on the cost of the equipment and not on the number of violations issued.


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