Colorado Traffic Enforcement Cameras Are Here to Stay
Governor Hickenlooper has stepped in to veto legislation that would ban red-light and automated traffic cameras. According to the Coloradoan, the Governor's veto allows the unpopular traffic enforcement tool to remain active across the state. Currently, Fort Collins has two red-light cameras at Drake and College and Harmony and Timberline. They also have five speed monitoring cameras in residential areas.
Each year the automated traffic enforcement program generates about $200,000. In 2015, police officers issued over 11,500 hand written tickets, not including DUI and other misdemeanors. That same year the cameras issued over 14,000 tickets.