Supporters of Murrieta's red-light cameras held a news conference Tuesday at Murrieta Hot Springs and Whitewood roads.
Those who spoke included Murrieta Mayor Pro Tem Rick Gibbs, Councilman Alan Long, Councilman Randon Lane, former Murrieta Public Safety Traffic Commissioners Steve Flynn and Robert DeCubellis, and City Council Candidate Joel Phillips.
They urged a no vote on Measure N, an initiative on the Nov. 6 ballot that seeks to ban the cameras from the city.
Officials claimed red-light violations dropped from 3,150 per month in 2005 to 85 per month in 2011 after the installation of the cameras.
They said the cameras save lives, pointing out that two senior citizens were killed in a crash last weekend at a Temecula intersection.