Dangerous Driving in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs's population has been steadily increasing as more people and businesses decide to call the beautiful city home. But with all the benefits that come with a larger population size, one serious issue is coming along with them: an increase in dangerous driving behavior.
According to data collected by the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD), reckless drivers are causing more traffic violations and devastating car accidents this year than the last. Close to 9,000 speeding tickets have already been handed out this year, and nearly 8,000 car accidents have occurred. Out of those collisions, several hundred injuries have been reported, and fatalities have already surpassed 2014's reports – and the year isn't even out yet.
Unfortunately, there does not seem to be an isolated area of reckless driving. Rather this problem is spread across Colorado Springs, north to south, east to west.
Some of the worst hot spots for violations and collisions in the city are:
- Powers Boulevard and Briargate Parkway
- Powers Boulevard and Old Ranch Road
- Austin Bluffs Parkway and Academy Boulevard
- Cimarron Street and Interstate-25
(For a full report on this ongoing issue and more information about dangerous intersections in Colorado Springs, you should read this article – click here – from Fox 21 News.)
Taking Action to Correct Dangerous Driving Behaviors
With so many citations being given out in Colorado Springs, it seems clear that law enforcement officials are doing all they can to try to curb reckless driving and make the streets as safe as can be. Unfortunately, they cannot do much to help you if you have been injured by a negligent driver. When such a situation unfolds, you should contact The Law Firm of Ted Bills. Our Colorado Springs car accident attorney, Mr. Bills, can help you build your case and pursue fair compensation that helps you pay for medical fees, repair costs, lost wages, and more. Either dial (719) 359-9000 or fill out a free online case evaluation form today.