According to an online article on MSN.com from January 1, 2009, state and local governments are making a concerted effort to raise money by stricter enforcement of the traffic laws. The article refers to an additional motivation for the more vigorous enforcement: namely, car insurance companies pushing for this in order to increase premiums when drivers are convicted of traffic offenses.
200 additional traffic enforcement agents are being hired in New York City to step up enforcement of many traffic violations, and particularly, tickets for blocking intersections will increase substantially. This past year, I have observed that many of our New York traffic ticket clients are getting multiple tickets in one traffic stop, on many occasions approaching 11 points, which results in a suspension of their driver's license.
The article also contained a MSN video advising that you should fight your traffic tickets in Court rather than paying them.