If you have received a traffic or parking citation from the City of Colorado Springs, here is what you can expect to pay.
No one likes getting a traffic or parking ticket. But a good lawyer can often get the offense and the points reduced. However, the fine is generally set in stone. Here is what you can expect to pay if you receive a ticket from the City of Colorado Springs Police Department. For a complete list of all fines for all types of traffic offenses, you can download the Colorado Springs fine schedule here.
Traffic Fines in Colorado Springs
The following is a summary of the most common traffic offenses and the associated fines. Note that if the offense occurs in a school zone or a construction zone, the fines are doubled.
|Reasonable and prudent speed||10-5-101||$95||3|
|Unposted speed limits (1-4 over)||10.5.102A||$10-$40||0|
|Unposted speed limits (5-9 over)||10.5.102B||$50-$90||1|
|Unposted speed limits (10-19 over)||10.5.102C||$100-$190||4|
|Unposted speed limits (20-39 over)||10.5.102D (Note: Anything 25 and over is considered reckless driving in Colorado.)||Mandatory Court Appearance; Fine $200 plus court fees/costs||6|
|Unposted speed limits (40+ over)||10.5.102E||Mandatory Court Appearance; Fine $200 plus court fees/costs||12|
|Speed contest||10.5.107B1||Mandatory Court Appearance; Fine $250 plus court fees/costs||12|
|Speed exhibition||10.5.107B2||Mandatory Court Appearance; Fine $200 plus court fees/costs||5|
|Reckless driving||10.6.101||Mandatory Court Appearance; Fine $200 plus court fees/costs||8|
|Failure to signal||10.7.102||$70||2|
|Crosswalk right of way||10.18.102||$100||4|
|Running a red light (i.e., obedience to official devices).||10.17.102||$100||4|
|Failure to stop at stop sign||10.3.101B||$120||4|
|Failure to yield at yield sign||10.3.101C||$120||3|
|Failure to stop for school bus||10.4.107||Mandatory Court; Up to $300, first offense; $1000 second offense.||6|
|Tailgating (i.e. following too closely)||10.8.106||$100||4|
|Disobeying turn / U-turn||10.7.106/107||$80||3|
|Car insurance (Owner and Operator)||10.28.101A/B||Mandatory Court: $400 first offense/$500 second offense||4|
|Failure to use seat belts||10.23.116||$50||0|
|Child restraint systems (i.e., car/booster seats)||10.23.117||Mandatory Court; Min fine of $82||0|
|Failure to use headlights||10.22.103||$60||2|
|Spilling load on street or highway||10.20.104||$80||0|
|Parking in no parking zone||10.12.101P||$50||0|
|Expired parking meter||10.15.104C||$20||0|
|Parking in handicapped spot||10.13.103||$350||0|
If you need assistance with a traffic violation, please contact my office for a free initial consultation. I’d welcome the opportunity to discuss your case with you and let you know how we can best help. All traffic violation cases are billed on a flat fee basis, so there are never any surprises.