The Greenwood Village Police Department Traffic Unit strives to be innovative and outcome-based to ensure the roadways within the Village are safe to travel. We continue to work on building problem-solving community/police relationships that utilize innovative strategies to save lives, reduce accidents, and improve safety to ensure a high quality of life for our community.
The Greenwood Village Traffic Safety Unit has observed an increase in Distracted Driving-related accidents. As this is an ever-growing problem within our society, the Traffic Safety Unit conducts strict enforcement on these types of traffic violations, which can result in a Careless Driving Citation and a fine of up to $120.00 dollars.
In 2019, There were an estimated 15,143 crashes involving a Colorado distracted driver, resulting in 4,361 injuries and 39 deaths. (Colorado Department of Transportation)
In the Colorado Department of Transportation's 2020 annual mail survey of Colorado drivers, in the week prior to the survey:
- 92% of participants reported driving distracted in the past seven days.
- 67% of drivers talked on a hands-free phone.
- 54% admitted to reading a message on their phones.
- 47% talked on a handheld phone.
- 41% sent a message while driving.
According to CDOT, Of the estimated 42 crashes a day, distracted driving crashes in Colorado between 2012 and 2017, drivers 21 to 30 years old were involved in nearly 30 percent of the crashes. Furthermore, drivers 31 to 40 years old were the second-largest group of distracted drivers, accounting for 18 percent of distracted driving crashes between 2012 and 2017. The most common distraction in these crashes was cell phones followed closely by other passengers in the vehicle. More than 50 percent of Colorado’s distracted driving crashes from 2012 to 2015 occurred in Denver, Jefferson, Arapahoe and Adams counties.
For more information, please call 303-773-2525.
Photo Red Light
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. View our Fact sheet on Photo Red Light to learn more.
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. For more information visit Fines and Frequently Asked Questions regarding Photo Red Light citations. Watch an educational video on the Photo Red Light Safety Camera Program called How It Works.
You will be taken to a secure site hosted by American Traffic Solutions. You will need your notice number and pin number, both of which can be found on your violation notice. If you have questions regarding the violation, Customer Service can be reached toll-free, Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm at 1-866-790-4111.
Special Event/Street Use Permits
If you have any questions, please call 303-486-1548 should you have questions or would like additional information.
The Denver metropolitan area is home to approximately two million people who bring new challenges to traffic safety, education, and enforcement. Traffic is a major concern of many citizens, not only on the main thoroughfares but also in their neighborhoods. Citizens may get involved in traffic resolutions by calling 9-1-1 and advising our staff about specific violators or hazardous situations. These complaints will then be aired to officers who will increase visibility and enforcement efforts following the complaint.
Police officers meet on a regular basis with traffic engineering staff and the traffic coordination committee, which is comprised of staff members from the Police, Public Works, and Community Development Departments. This group evaluates roadway design, accident reports, and recommendations for traffic improvements made by citizens. For more information about how you can make suggestions for traffic improvement in your neighborhood, please contact the Public Works Department at 303-708-6100.
Send us a Traffic Tip or Complaint online.