Law Enforcement Launches Targeted Traffic Enforcement Initiative

April 30, 2019

El Paso County has led Colorado in the number of reported traffic deaths in the last two years, seventy-seven in 2017 and eighty-one in 2018.  Beginning on May 1, 2019, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with our regional Public Safety partners will increase traffic enforcement efforts across El Paso County.

In an effort to work together on this critical issue, the community can expect to see highly visible and proactive law enforcement in targeted areas with the goal of creating a deterrence and changing unlawful, dangerous and even deadly traffic behaviors.

Every two months we will be posting the areas of our targeted enforcement.  These areas will be selected based on data gathered by our SMART trailer, traffic complaints and traffic crash data provided by the Colorado State Patrol.

 “We hope you will join us in this critical initiative to make everyone in El Paso County safe when driving on our roadways.  As with all our public safety initiatives, we cannot be successful unless we work with all of you, our citizens. Our first goal is to gain voluntary compliance from everyone in our community and if that does not work we rely on traffic enforcement.” ~ Sheriff Bill Elder

For more information on this new initiative, please visit our website at https://www.epcsheriffsoffice.com/traffic-enforcement and/or follow us on our social media platforms.

 

MR 19-050