It looks like we will need to be extra cautious driving downtown San Francisco. The City is activating new Red Light cameras in the downtown area after shutting down the old cameras for the last three months.
The first of San Francisco's new red light cameras was activated Wednesday at a busy downtown intersection. There'll be a lot more coming.
All of them replacing the old cameras that were breaking down.
Red light runners... they're hard to miss here on busy Fourth and Harrison -- a main artery to Highway 101.
But starting Wednesday, a red light camera will be watching you.
First, there'll be a 30 day warning period.
Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman Paul Rose says, "So, if you run a red light at this location, you'll receive a warning but after 30 days, these warnings will turn into actual citations."
A citation for running a red light these days is close to $500.
This is the first of some 20 cameras that'll be installed at 13 intersections by the end of the summer.
"From our point of view, they can't come soon enough and we need more," says Brian Wiedenmeier, who is with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.