Springs police step up speed enforcement
Nine Southeast intersections tapped for enhanced watch
In an ongoing effort to decrease traffic crashes that involve injuries, the Colorado Springs Police Department announced Sunday via Twitter that it will be stepping up speed enforcement at some high-incident locations.
“As part of our commitment to decrease injury traffic crashes, this week our officers will begin the 2nd Quarter of our partnership with [the Colorado Department of Transportation] by conducting speed enforcement in the following areas,” the department posted via its CSPD Duty Lieutenant profile.
“Slow Down Colorado Springs,” the Tweet concluded.Zones slated for stepped-up enforcement include nine intersections in the Southeast-area Sand Creek precinct. Those include:
- Academy Boulevard and Pikes Peak Avenue;
- Academy Boulevard and Academy Park Loop;
- Academy Boulevard and Galley Road;
- South Circle Drive and East Fountain Boulevard;
- Milton E. Proby Parkway and Hancock Expressway;
- South Circle Drive and Airport Road;
- East Fountain Boulevard and Chelton Road;
- North Murray Boulevard and East Platte Avenue; and
- South Powers Boulevard and Aeroplaza Drive.
Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski has made increasing traffic safety a major priority for his time at as the city’s top cop. He told the Express last spring that he wanted to curb a record-matching pace for traffic fatalities in 2019. An Express investigation in October discovered the Southeast quadrant of the city was the site of a third of all pedestrian fatalities in 2018
While final numbers for the year have not been released, a Dec. 21 crash near South Circle Drive and Monterey Road became the city’s 42nd traffic fatality of ’19, according to a press release dated Dec. 23. The city logged 48 deadly crashes as of that point in 2018.
For more information on the department’s focus on traffic safety, visit coloradosprings.gov/trafficsafety.