All through April I have seen an abnormally high number of drivers pulled over during the evening commute hours. Granted this is a small sample size, limited to generally the hours of 5:30 - 6:30 and to primarily 520 and 405, but almost every day I've seen at least one person pulled over. Several times I've seen 3 or 4 people pulled over on 520 for driving in the HOV lane. That seems to be their preferred spot to stake out. I can only assume that this is because the state patrol is low on funds and it writing tickets left and right to increase their budget. The recession must really be hitting law enforcement.
This is also doing an unintended service to prop up the insurance industry. You get enough tickets, your rates go up. So if you're driving on the east side, make sure you're following the rules of the road or at the very least, make sure you've got a lead blocker out in front of you drawing the attention of the cops before you get there.