This is what happens when you mix money and law enforcement: corruption. Traffic cameras are only one way, but there are many others. There are simply too many ways to make money, running a police department: forfeiture, fines, and numerous other inducements have made enforcing the law a VERY profitable business.
Even though it’s come about that masks and vaccines accomplished nothing, there are some who still cling to what science has told us was wrong. It’s like masks are MAGA hats for the left.