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The City of Colorado Springs is working to make it safer for people in all transportation modes and across all abilities to get around town. Photo red enforcement is a valuable tool to change driver behavior and has been implemented to improve safety by reducing red-light running violations, collisions, and injuries without affecting city funds. The program acts as a force multiplier, allowing our police officers to be more safely and effectively deployed while still addressing traffic enforcement.   

 How Red-Light Safety Cameras Work

A red-light running violation occurs when a motorist ENTERS an intersection AFTER the traffic signal has turned red.

  • The system activates when motion is detected just prior to the stop bar AFTER the traffic signal has turned red. The cameras capture two images of an alleged violation, taken from the rear of the vehicle  and one image taken from the front of the vehicle.
  • The license plate and driver’s images are close-ups from the images captured.
  • Cameras also record a digital video of the violation, including footage prior to and after running the red light.
  • The first image shows the vehicle at the white stop bar and the illuminated red light.
  • The second image shows the violator in the middle of the intersection with the red light illuminated. 
  • The license plate image is a close-up from one of the images captured.
  • Data, including the time, date, and duration of the yellow and red lights, also is recorded.
  • Cameras also record a 12-second digital video of the violation, including six seconds prior to and six seconds after running the red light. 

As red light cameras at each intersection are implemented motorists will have a 30-day education and warning period for violations at that intersection. The registered owner of a vehicle may receive a notice by mail that a red-light running violation has occurred, but no fine will be issued for the first 30 days. After the 30-day warning period, violations confirmed by staff will be issued to the registered owner.

If you do receive a violation you can view it here:

View Violation

You can pay the ticket for the violation here: 

Pay Violation

Red-Light Safety Camera Locations

You will know when you are crossing a red light intersection. Each intersection is marked clearly with signs to alert drivers that cameras are in use ahead. Cameras will capture red light runners from a single approach at each of the intersections.

  • Fillmore Street and Union Blvd
  • East Platte Avenue and Chelton Road
  • Briargate Boulevard and Lexington Drive
  • North Academy Boulevard and North Carefree Circle
  • North Academy Boulevard and Dublin Boulevard
  • Lake Avenue and East Cheyenne Mountain
  • Airport Road and South Academy Boulevard
  • East Platte Avenue and North Union Boulevard
  • East Woodmen Road and Duryea Drive
  • Austin Bluffs and North Academy
  • Platte and North Murray
  • Woodmen Road and Black Forest Road
  • Barnes Road and Tutt Boulevard
  • Maizeland and North Academy
  • Voyager Pkwy and Academy Blvd
  • Colorado Ave and 31st Street
  • Academy Blvd and Astrozon Blvd
  • Voyager Pkwy and Interquest Pkwy
  • Dublin Boulevard and Powers Boulevard
  • Campus Drive and Woodmen Road

View Violation Stats for Each Intersection

Additional Driver Resources

Safe driving protects you and our community.  Here are some tips for how to be a safe driver:

Distracted driving is a dangerous and growing concern for all communities. Learn more and commit to safer and distraction-free driving from


Red-Light Safety Camera FAQ's