I'm a big fan of traffic laws and their enforcement. I'm glad that speeding tickets are handed out like crazy around the Microsoft campus. I'm glad that the laws are at least occasionally enforced. And I'm always really angry when people bitch about getting a ticket, or try to use sneaky, underhanded tactics to avoid paying tickets.
Maybe if the world didn't prove itself to be completely unwilling to follow reasonable rules, I wouldn't be so happy to see these people fined. I wouldn't mind it if the already-high ticket fees doubled. But people drive incredibly unsafely and insist that they're perfectly fine and aren't hurting anyone... and that's just disgustingly self-centered. Driving is already dangerous enough as it is. We don't need assholes driving at double the speed limit and ignoring stop signs.
People trying to avoid paying tickets on technicalities disgust me twice as much, because they combine two of my pet peeves into one act. Trying to get a case dismissed on grounds like "oh, the officer forgot to bring calibration reports for his radar gun; clearly I'm innocent" or things like that is just repugnant. I have no respect for people who try to cheat the court system, but it bothers me even more that it actually works.
Now, I'm not in favor of very strict enforcement of traffic laws. Going 65 in a 60 zone shouldn't be cause for ticketing. Maybe not even 70. But people going 95 should have their licenses revoked. I'd perhaps be okay with some rare extenuating circumstance like "my wife is pregnant," but in most cases, I think that a single incident of speeding of that magnitude should be grounds for losing one's license to drive. It annoyed me to no end reading mail threads at work about people who were caught doing 115 on the freeway and were asking which lawyer had the best chances of getting them off on a technicality. These people should have to pay a $1000 fine and lose the right to drive for at least a year. I have no sympathy for them.
What I'm in favor of is the enforcement of laws that are clearly being broken intentionally, like speeding more than 10 miles per hour, or people who drive so far past the correct place to stop at an intersection that they'd still be breaking the law if their front wheels were where their back wheels are. I'm not at all supporting nitpicking, like ticketing for "going 55 in a 54." Just so we're clear on that.