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May 9, 2011 (San Diego) -- Getting a ticket for running a red-light equipped with camera can be a costly mistake, with fines that can run hundreds of dollars in some areas. Fortunately, ECM reader Jan Hedlun has compiled a  list of locations for all red-light cameras in San Diego County--including East County, North County, and other communities in our region. 


Check out our handy guide to red-light camera locations below, then pass this link along to other drivers.  



El Cajon: 
Broadway and Mollison Avenue (WB Through).
Fletcher Parkway and Magnolia Avenue (EB & WB Through & WB LT).
Magnolia Avenue and Madison Avenue (NB & SB Through).
Main Street and Second St. (WB Through).
Washington Avenue and Mollison (EB Through).
Main St. and Mollison (WB Through)
Washington Ave. and El Cajon Blvd. (WB LT).

La Mesa:
70th and Alvarado Road
Fuerte and Avocado Boulevard


Lake Murray:
Baltimore and Jackson


Wintergardens Boulevard


Cuyamaca and Mission Gorge Road





Otay Lakes Road and Allen School Lane
Otay Lakes Road and Avenida Del Rey
Otay Lakes Road and Bonita Road cross way
Otay Lakes Road and Ridgeback Road
Otay Lakes Road and Surrey Drive
Olympic Parkway and Hunte Parkway



Central City, Downtown, North Park and Harbor areas:
10th and F Street
10th Avenue and A Street
28th Street and Harbor Drive
43rd Street and University Avenue
Cleveland and Washington
Grape Street and Harbor Drive
H Street and Broadway
Harbor Drive and 32nd Street
Harbor Drive and Grape Street
Imperial Avenue and 60th Street
North Park Boulevard
Pacific Highway
Rosecrans Street and Nimitz Boulevard
Rosecrans Street and Pacific Highway
Taylor Street and Rosecrans Street
Washington and Cleveland


Clairemont and Kearny Mesa:
 I-805 and Balboa Avenue
  Balboa Avenue and Kearny Villa Road
 Balboa Avenue and Ruffner Street
 Convoy and Clairemont Mesa
 Kearny Villa Road and Balboa
 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard and Convoy Street


College Area:

College Avenue and College Grove Drive

54th Street and Montezuma Road

Montezuma and Collwood


La Jolla:

Genesse Avenue and N. Torrey Pines Road

La Jolla Villa Drive and University Town Center
La Jolla Village Drive and Torrey Pines Boulevard
Noble and I-805 South on Ramp
North Torrey Pines Road and Genesee Avenue

Towne Centre Drive and La Jolla Village Drive


Linda Vista:

Genessee and Park Mesa Way


Mira Mesa:
Black Mountain Road and Mira Mesa Road
 Mira Mesa Boulevard and Black Mountain Road
 Mira Mesa Boulevard and Scranton Road
Mira Mesa Boulevard and Westview Parkway
Miramar Road and Miramar Mall
Westview Parkway and Mira Mesa Boulevard


Mission Valley:
Camino del Rio and Qualcomm Way
Camino del Rio North and Qualcomm Way
Camino Del Rio South and Mission Center Road
Qualcomm Way and Rio del Norte South


Pacific Beach:
Garnet Avenue at Mission Bay Drive
Grand Avenue and Mission Bay Drive


Serra Mesa:

Aero Drive and Murphy Canyon Road


Del Mar:

Carmel Mountain Road and Highland Valley Road
El Camino Real and Del Mar Heights Road


El Camino Real and Leucadia Boulevard
Encinitas Boulevard and El Camino Real
Olivenhain Road and El Camino Real


Solana Beach:
Camino Del Mar and Via de la Valle
Lomas Santa Fe Drive and Old Hwy 101 / Pacific Coast Highway
Lomas Santa Fe Drive and Solana Hills Drive
San Rodolfo Drive and Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Via de la Valley and Old Hwy 101 / Pacific Coast Highway

Know of a red light camera we missed?  Please post in comments section below.  Thanks and please drive safely!

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Photo Enforcement

I received a notice that I didn't pay a toll road fee in Orange county. The payment amount went from $63 to $106 after three weeks then there would be a lien on my vehicle registration!
I have never been on the toll road. I challenged the agency to offer proof and was sent a blurry image of a plate. I refused to pay.

Kearny Villa @ Balboa

Does anyone know if turning on red from Southbound Kearny Villa to Balboa is enforced? I had my picture taken making that turn on Oct 13th. Since I live in North Carolina, I cannot get the most up-to-date information on the intersection. The closest I've gotten is Google Street View, which may be outdated; showing a 'yeild' lane and photo enforced placard on the light post (no indication of Right Turn restriction). I think I read that San Diego has recently updated their photo enforcement equipment (and fines of course). I cannot be certain that this intersection implemented a right turn violation with the upgrade. Any help would be appreciated as I wait for a potential violation to make its way through its processes.

Really, a Red Light Camera in Santee?

Santee: Cuyamaca and Mission Gorge Road? Where is the traffic sign "photo enforcement"? I think I ran over the red light yesterday May 14th, 2011. I check this website today and i think i should get my case dismissed because there was no traffic sign showing "photo enforcment" or its missing. I'm just worried and angry right now. I don't deserve it and there should always be a traffic sign for drivers on the road to be aware at all cost. It's ridiculous to receive a ticket in the mail of not knowing there was a red light camera planted, seriously because i remember clearly there was no traffic sign "no photo enforcement" posted 300 yards in advanced or on traffic light.

More Cameras

Poway -

  • Pomerado Road and Poway Road
  • Pomerado Road and Ted Williams Parkway
  • Community Road and Scripps Poway Parkway

Oceanside -

  • College Boulevared and Oceanside Boulevard
  • (and maybe others in Oceanside...)

Speed cameras coming next!

While this list of existing cameras is nice, I am concerned about the motoring legislation going thru Sacramento right now, and the fact that no one seems to be writing about it.
There is a bill to legalize photo enforcement of speed, a.k.a. photo radar (AB 1311).
There is a bill that started out good, to do something about the 1.5 million cars with protected plates (these are the cars that our government employees and their families own, and the plates make them immune to camera tickets). That bill, AB 3, has just been amended into worthlessness, no doubt because of pressure from govt. employee organizations.
And, unlike last year's AB 909 (which was vetoed by Gov. Schwarzenegger), no legislator has had the courage to write a bill doing something about the fine for rolling right photo tickets.
If you are concerned, call your state legislators (assemblyperson and state senator.)