Almost 4,000 fines were handed to motorists who flouted a ban on driving in bus lanes along one of Solihull's busiest routes.
Last September, the borough council started a traffic enforcement scheme - issuing penalties to drivers who disobeyed the restrictions introduced in Lode Lane.
Councillors were told that 731 "warning notices" were sent out in the first fortnight of the scheme.
Between the initial grace period coming to an end on October 9 and the end of the financial year in March, a total of 3,854 penalties were issued.
The £60 fines, reduced by half if the driver pays in 14 days, are confirmed to have raised £81,569 for the local authority.
The sum has been placed in council reserves and it is proposed that some of the money is used to move one of the CCTV cameras from its current position on Lode Lane to Station Road, in Solihull town centre, in order to enforce restrictions there.
When it first unveiled the scheme, Solihull Council argued that the enforcement regulations would improve traffic flow and the reliability of public transport along one of the main routes into the centre of Solihull.
Cllr Ted Richards, cabinet member for transport and highways, said: "Travelling now from JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) to the town centre is six minutes quicker than it used to be, which is a big advantage to the operators as well because they were having to put on extra buses."
Some drivers have lobbied for the 24/7 bus lanes to operate only between the hours of 7am-7pm, but the local authority has argued that shift patterns at the car factory mean that the current arrangements are justified.
Aside from buses, use of the lane is restricted to pedal bikes, motorcycles and hackney carriages.