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Ten of the Worst Red-Light-Ticket Intersections in Denver So Far in 2017

Ten of the Worst Red-Light-Ticket Intersections in Denver So Far in 2017
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The Denver Police Department gives out far fewer tickets to drivers for running red lights in-person than through the use of photo radar. But there are definitely places in the metro area where citations involving actual traffic stops are issued far more frequently than others.

Like the DPD data that formed the foundation of our recent post about Denver's biggest speed traps in 2017 to date (which followed a report about the ten Denver intersections with the most accidents in the first months of the year), the information about red-light tickets excluding photo radar is unsorted and difficult to accurately calculate because the entries are wildly inconsistent in terms of style, spelling and plenty more. But at least there aren't nearly as many red-light citations in the document below — 297 between January 1 and March 6 — as speeding violations, which topped 4,500 over that span.

By the way, more than 20,000 red-light photo-radar tickets were dispensed in Denver during 2015 alone.

Continue to see ten of the intersections with the most in-person red-light tickets, including one (Park Avenue and Globeville) that also is on our speed trap roster. The figures offer a rationale for putting an extra focus on safety in these spots, in order to avoid either collecting a citation or putting yourself in unnecessary danger from red-light scofflaws whether you're driving, cycling or walking.

Following the list is the complete roster of in-person red-light tickets issued in Denver between January 1 and March 6, so you can look up intersections near you.

click to enlarge 1st and Federal. - GOOGLE MAPS
1st and Federal.
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Location: 1st and Federal

Number of in-person red-light citations issued between January 1 and March 6: At least 18

click to enlarge Park Avenue and Globeville. - GOOGLE MAPS
Park Avenue and Globeville.
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Location: Park Avenue and Globeville

Number of in-person red-light citations issued between January 1 and March 6: At least 17

click to enlarge Arapahoe and 18th. - GOOGLE MAPS
Arapahoe and 18th.
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Location: Arapahoe and 18th

Number of in-person red-light citations issued between January 1 and March 6: At least 10

click to enlarge South Federal and Iliff. - GOOGLE MAPS
South Federal and Iliff.
Google Maps
Location: South Federal and Iliff

Number of in-person red-light citations issued between January 1 and March 6: At least 8

click to enlarge Martin Luther King and Colorado. - GOOGLE MAPS
Martin Luther King and Colorado.
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Location: Martin Luther King at Colorado

Number of in-person red-light citations issued between January 1 and March 6: At least 7

Continue to see five more Denver intersections where multiple in-person red-light citations have been handed out between January 1 and March 6, 2017.

click to enlarge 6th and Lincoln. - GOOGLE MAPS
6th and Lincoln.
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Location: 6th and Lincoln

Number of in-person red-light citations issued between January 1 and March 6: At least 6

click to enlarge Quebec and Smith Road. - GOOGLE MAPS
Quebec and Smith Road.
Google Maps
Location: Quebec and Smith Road

Number of in-person red-light citations issued between January 1 and March 6: At least 6

click to enlarge Wazee and 20th. - GOOGLE MAPS
Wazee and 20th.
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Location: Wazee and 20th

Number of in-person red-light citations issued between January 1 and March 6: At least 4

click to enlarge Tejon and Alameda. - GOOGLE MAPS
Tejon and Alameda.
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Location: Tejon and Alameda

Number of in-person red-light citations issued between January 1 and March 6: At least 4

click to enlarge Alameda and Santa Fe. - GOOGLE MAPS
Alameda and Santa Fe.
Google Maps
Location: Alameda and Santa Fe

Number of in-person red-light citations issued between January 1 and March 6: At least 4

In-person Denver Red Light Tickets: January 1-March 6, 2017


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