According to The New York Post drivers in New York City are doing good.
Here's the proof:
Year: 2010 /2009
Red-light camera tickets: 1,000,598/ 710,978
Red-light camera ticket revenue: $ 55.4M/ $ 32.4M
Parking tickets: 9,284,785 /9,994,849
Parking ticket revenue: $ 540M /$ 557M
Cars towed: 125,793 /114,819
Towing revenue: $ 52M/ $ 51M
For the first time ever the city ticketed more than 1 million vehicles for running a red light and getting caught on camera. The city's 150 secret cameras (50 were installed in 2009) nabbed on average of 2,741 drivers a day in 2010 (that's 18 vehicles per camera every day).
In September city marshals were authorized to tow any vehicle with $350 or more owed for any traffic/ parking violations.
The camera tickets (bus stops, bus lanes, turns from wrong lane) were overseen by The Department of Transportation and are not included in this Department of Finance database.
For the record - I participated in 2009. Twice.
You have to support your city, right?