More People Are Dying on Denver's Roads as Cops Write Far Fewer Traffic Tickets
Feb 16, 2019 • 07:20
Since 2009, as the traffic unit patrol staff has dwindled, the number of tickets filed each year in Denver County Court has dropped by nearly 45 percent, from about 145,000 back then to just under 80,000 in 2018, according to court data requested by The Denver Post. Over the same period, the city’s population has grown by about 20 percent.
The city is relying ever more on crazy-efficient photo enforcement, in the form of red-light cameras at four intersections and roving speed-radar vans that generated nearly 173,000 mailed citations last year.
But experts and street-safety advocates — even those who see photo enforcement as more equitable — point out that limited equipment and state restrictions on where cameras can be used render higher-speed roads and many other areas off-limits.
Read the full article at DenverPost.