Aurora using Traffic safety photo enforcement

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Aurora strengthens commitment to traffic safety with photo enforcement pilot program
In response to rising crash fatalities in Aurora and statewide, the Aurora Police Department (APD) will launch a photo enforcement pilot program in April, which City Council approved in July 2022, aimed at making streets safer through targeted enforcement of speeding motorists. 
Photo speed enforcement programs—administered by cities across the country during the past two decades—have proven successful in deterring speeding and reducing crashes and fatalities. 
Here is what you need to know about Aurora’s photo enforcement program: 
  • WHEN: The 13-month pilot program will begin in April, with warnings for the first month. Citations will start in May. Before the program ends on April 30, 2024, the results will be studied to determine whether it should continue.
  • WHO: Any vehicles recorded traveling 11 mph or more above the speed limit would be considered in violation once verified independently by the Police Department. The decision to issue a violation at 11 mph over the speed limit is based on Colorado State Statute 42-4-11-.5.
  • HOW: Like photo enforcement programs in Denver and other communities, Aurora’s program will feature photo speed vehicles equipped with advanced laser systems capable of pinpointing a speeding vehicle, even on a multi-lane road. The vehicles will be operated seven days a week. 
  • WHERE: Photo enforcement vehicles are restricted to residential areas where the speed limit is 35 mph or less, school zones, streets that border municipal parks, and work zones. Locations will be chosen based on traffic safety risks or history. Vehicles will park in the open, and signage will be placed ahead to warn motorists of the enforcement zone in accordance with state law. 

Comments (8)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I think it's a good idea even though I hate the "Big Brother" is watching thing Will Hamm

Mar 24, 2023 07:41 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Well it really is a no win situation.  I know some will love it and some will hate it, but hopefully it will help with accidents for sure!  Have a fabulous weekend!


Mar 24, 2023 08:34 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Bob, I sure hope I watch my speed more.


Mar 24, 2023 09:24 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Norma, I am not sure I am for it.   I need to watch my speed more



Mar 24, 2023 09:25 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with area residents and visitors.

We have many cameras in our area of Maryland.

Mar 24, 2023 10:29 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

A good public service announcement to let people know they need to be more aware and slow down.

Mar 24, 2023 11:12 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hopefully, just the threat of being watched and getting a ticket will deter people from breaking the law.

Mar 25, 2023 06:01 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

The cost of these auto cameras tickets can be prohibitive.  I remember when they started in DC, a local restauranteur was so angry about the $100 fine per ticket that he threatened to have some of his employees stand ahead of the camera and warn motorists coming down the hill -  In Bethesda where i live its only $35

Mar 25, 2023 08:54 AM