Fort Collins police writing more speeding tickets

Police say increased ticketing decreases crashes

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Fort Collins police credit the city's reputation as a safe place to drive to an aggressive campaign to stop speeders.

According to the Coloradoan, police wrote an average of 2,000 speeding tickets a month this year.

While the number of crashes hasn't budged much, police Sgt. Joel Tower told the newspaper the number of injury accidents has gone down in recent years.

As police focus on speed enforcement, more vehicles on average drive slower, and that reduces the risk of injuries should a crash occur, Tower said.