I commented on this on another thread, but it seems like it might be worthy of a larger discussion.
I am consistently amazed at the LAWLESSNESS of driving in New Haven (speeding, running lights and stop signs, illegal passing, and so on).
My personal theory is that it is because the NHPD does not seem to patrol traffic violations (with the exception of the occasional drone radar unit that tells you how fast you're going).
But maybe if police handed out moving violations (as they seem to do everywhere else!), people would become more conscientious on the roads.