As part of the Village’s commitment to enhance the safety of the community, the Village is always looking at new technologies that can aid in enhancing the safety of our roadways. In 2005, a photo red light system was installed at major intersections to reduce accidents. A red light violation occurs when a motorist enters an intersection after a traffic signal has turned red. Often red light violations can result in property damage, serious injury, and sometimes even death. The goal of the photo red light system is to make the roadways in the Village a safe place to travel.
There are signs posted near the intersections to advise drivers that they are approaching a photo red light device. The system digitally captures a picture of the vehicle prior to and during the violation, a picture of the license plate, and a photograph of the driver’s face. These images are then electronically transmitted to the Greenwood Village Police Department Traffic Unit to review and confirm that a violation has occurred.
Violators will receive a notice of violation in the mail and the assessment of a $75 fine.
Click to view an educational video on the Photo Red Light Safety Camera Program called How It Works.