County to use automated license plate readers to document poor air quality in some San Diego Neighborhoods

Automated license plate readers are coming to some San Diego neighborhoods.

On Wednesday county supervisors unanimously approved a proposal from the local air pollution control district to use the readers at 12 intersections to collect data on vehicles traveling through some of San Diego’s most environmentally disadvantaged neighborhoods.

That data, which will document the amount of air pollution emitted by motor vehicles, will be used to develop solutions to improve air quality throughout the Portside Community.