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Fort Collins to Expand Red Light Camera Enforcement Program

Released on Monday, September 25, 2023

In the coming weeks, two additional intersections in the city will have red light cameras installed to address red-light violations with the goal of improving traffic safety. This 30-day public notification is required by Colorado State law (C.R.S 42-4-110.5).

The expansion intersections are South Shields Street at West Harmony Road and South Lemay Avenue at East Drake Road. Currently, these intersections are in various stages of construction, and completion timeframes are subject to change. Once completed and operational, these intersections will complement the current red-light camera enforcement at the intersections of South College Avenue at Drake Road, East Harmony Road at South Timberline Road, West Mulberry Street at South Shields Street, and West Prospect Road at South Shields Street.

On or after October 25, 2023, a 30-day, warning-only period will begin whereby violations detected by the cameras will generate a warning notice. Warning notices will be sent via mail to the registered owner’s address. After the 30-day warning period, the system will issue citations with fines. Red light violations are civil infractions that result in a $75 fine and zero points against one’s driver’s license.

The red-light program aims to reduce red-light violations - a critical safety concern on our roadways that contributes to serious injury and fatal traffic collisions. The new locations were chosen after a review of historical data, specifically, the number of traffic crashes and traffic volume at each location.

Additional information regarding this program can be found here: https://www.fcgov.com/municipalcourt/camera.php/title-vi.