Waldo, Florida, and Lawtey, Florida, are the only known towns (as of 2005) to be designated by AAA Auto Club as "traffic traps" (speed traps).
A force of fewer than a dozen full-time and reserve officers in Coburg, Oregon, a city of fewer than 1,000 people, raised over $750,000 in traffic fines in a year on a section of Interstate 5 outside the city limits. When the Oregon Legislative Assembly closed a legal loophole the city had been exploiting, Coburg's police force spent the last six months before the law took effect writing an average of 22 tickets/day.
New Rome, Ohio was the worse. A police force of 14 presided over a community of only 60 and collected around $400,000 in tickets annually. This comprised nearly all of the village's budget, and nearly all went back into funding the police. A judge ordered the city to be dissolved after the state legislature enacted a new law to enable the judge to do so, and the attorney general of Ohio sued New Rome to force it to dissolve.