There is a theory by many disgruntled citizens about the traffic portion of our legal system, and it holds a lot of weight. In fact, it is generally regarded as true. Traffic violations and parking tickets are given under the guise of keeping the roads safe and prevent unauthorized parking (true to an extent), but the bigger purpose is to generate an insane amount of revenue for the state or city.
Getting a ticket that can be a ridiculous sum of money can ruin anyone’s day. If the person is tight on their budget, then a ticket can throw that into disarray. For this reason, nobody likes or respects the traffic cops and meter maids. It is not a surprise if they faced retaliation by angry crazy individuals.