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SAN DIEGO At midnight all of San Diegos red light cameras will be turned off, at least temporarily.
There are currently 15 San Diego intersections monitored by the cameras. The intersection of Grape Street and North Harbor Drive produces the most violations, Harris said.
More than 196,000 red light tickets have been issued to drivers since the program began in 1998, according to city spokesperson Bill Harris. Harris said the tickets have generated more than $19 million. There were brief periods in between contracts where the cameras were not in service, he said.
In the past Bob Filner has supported ending the red light camera program.
Often times the cars are backed up when theres a train or something, said Alex Procopio, San Diego resident. They might be in the middle of the intersection and you can get a ticket when youre just really stuck there.
so much for safety, said Kay Parker. So I think they dont really serve the purpose that they were intended.
I actually feel like theyre more dangerous than helpful, said Justin Edelman, San Diego resident. People are rushing through the light to make it before they get a ticket.
Filners announcement is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday. San Diego Chief of Police William Lansdowne will also be at the news conference.
Mayor Bob Filner is scheduled to make a final announcement Friday morning about whether to end the citys red light camera program.
Other people believe instead of preventing accidents the cameras cause them.