Long Island Finds a Cash Cow: Traffic Tickets

Did you know that Long Island is home to 10 of New York's top 25 revenue-generating town and village traffic courts? Last year alone Suffolk and Nassau counties doled out about $146 million in traffic and parking tickets.

Officials said the revenue was the upshot of effective enforcement, and the police are steadfast that their officers write tickets to keep roads safe.

Still, those who get tickets are outraged about paying a fine and fees that can add up to hundreds of dollars.

The positive spin: the increase in summonses translates to a decrease in crashes and fatalities, and that revenue helps pay for services, materials and salaries.

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