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Ten of the Biggest Speed Traps in Denver So Far in 2017

Figuring out the Denver streets where drivers are most likely to get speeding tickets right now turned out to be more complicated than expected.

When we requested data from the Denver Police Department for the ten metro-area intersections with the most accidents, as shared in a recent post, we also asked for information about the ten spots that generated the most speeding citations. What the DPD provided, however, was a massive spreadsheet that listed all the speeding violations recorded in Denver between January 1 and March 6, 2017 — more than 4,500 of them — rather than a straightforward top-ten list.

The reason DPD technicians didn't sort the info, as explained by spokesman Doug Schepman, is that the items, assembled from court data, aren't consistent. Some are entered by intersection, others by block number, with references to directions (westbound, eastbound, etc.) and even spelling varying widely from incident to incident.

Nonetheless, we've tried our best to make sense of this enormous numbers pileup. The results are below, and while we can't say definitively that these ten street locations qualify as the biggest speed traps in Denver during the first two months-plus of the year, it's clear that a lot of citations were handed out in these areas over that span, with three of them topping the 100-ticket mark by our very conservative calculations.

Continue to see the ten locations, as illustrated by screen captures from Google Maps. That's followed by the DPD spreadsheet, so you look up streets near you where easing off the gas would probably be a good idea.

Colfax at Tennyson.
Colfax at Tennyson.
Google Maps

Location: Colfax and Tennyson

Number of citations issued between January 1 and March 6: At least 166

E-470 and Peña Boulevard.
E-470 and Peña Boulevard.
Google Maps

Location: E-470 ramp to Peña Boulevard

Number of citations issued between January 1 and March 6: At least 108

Park Avenue and Globeville.
Park Avenue and Globeville.
Google Maps

Location: Park Avenue and Globeville

Number of citations issued between January 1 and March 5: At least 104

Mississippi at Tejon.
Mississippi at Tejon.
Google Maps

Location: Mississippi at Tejon

Number of citations issued between January 1 and March 5: At least 88

The 4100 block of Lowell.
The 4100 block of Lowell.
Google Maps

Location: 4100 block of Lowell

Number of citations issued between January 1 and March 5: At least 73

Continue to see five more of the biggest speed traps in Denver between January 1 and March 6, 2017.

The 4000 block of Monaco.
The 4000 block of Monaco.
Google Maps

Location: 4000 block of Monaco

Number of citations issued between January 1 and March 5: At least 60

6th and Federal.
6th and Federal.
Google Maps

Location: 6th and Federal

Number of citations issued between January 1 and March 5: At least 52

The 0 block of Santa Fe.
The 0 block of Santa Fe.
Google Maps

Location: 0 block of Santa Fe

Number of citations issued between January 1 and March 5: At least 47

The 400 block of Broadway.
The 400 block of Broadway.
Google Maps

Location: 400 block of Broadway

Number of citations issued between January 1 and March 5: At least 43

The 100 block of University.
The 100 block of University.
Google Maps

Location: 100 block of University

Number of citations issued between January 1 and March 5: At least 37.

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