There were nearly 740,000 citations in 2011, the last year for which data is available. That's one in three drivers.
The cameras have resulted in some $30 million dollars a year in revenue for both Suffolk and Nassau counties. Connecticut has flirted with the idea of installing red light cameras, but none so far.
WSHU recently had a looked at the data behind the cameras on Long Island and reports that, though people may resent paying the fine, they do make intersections safer.