Red-light cameras: They’re still on!

Saw a great bumper sticker the other day: I DRIVE TOO FAST TO WORRY ABOUT CHOLESTEROL

Haha. It’s funny because it’s true. Anyway, some months back I warned you all about the red-light cameras Colorado Springs was setting up at the city’s most dangerous profitable intersections.

Well, it was only a matter of time that I was mailed a ticket. I’m surprised, actually, that it’s taken this long. At Platte and Murray, I came to a rolling stop and turned right even though the light was red. In my defense, the light had been red for only 30 or 40 seconds. Who has those kind of reflexes!?

I said before, and I say again, even though losing $75 stings a little, it’s much better than being pulled over by an actual police officer. And I’ll repeat again that getting nabbed by the cameras is half the price of a cop writing you up. A bargain.

So for those of you who might be new to the Springs, or for those of you who might have forgotten about these Sentinels of Safety, here’s a map:
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Colorado Springs traffic ticket red-light camera
Here I am at the Platte and Murray intersection with my daughter. I am nanoseconds from breaking the law.


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It's surprising we even survived this kind of reckless driving.


Colorado Springs red-light camera
Creeping through the intersection: A crime in progress. I bet this is exactly how Jesse James felt. Exhilarating!