I actually agree that traffic laws could be set up to fleece people when the city needs money. I do not, however, think that only my family should be exempt.
UPDATE: McArdle informs us, "I can't prove that cops are ticketing more in order to make up other revenue shortfalls, of course, but it certainly seems true from anecdotal evidence. " Well, there you go, then! No proof needed.
That MBA is sure being put to good use.