Auckland Transport clamping down on illegal parking

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 10:15AM
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Auckland Transport clamping down on illegal parking

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 10:15AM

Auckland Transport is rolling out new ways to clamp down on illegal parking.

Three vehicles have been fitted out with high-tech cameras which can scan number plates, record GPS locations and determine if a person is illegally parked.

Parking inspectors will be able to drive around residential parking zones, then sight photos before a ticket is issued.

AA Principal advisor for regulations Mark Stockdale told Tim Dower they're hoping that issuing more tickets will make people change their parking behaviour.

"Motorists have been getting away with illegal parking because the wardens can't cover every area on foot, but that will change now."

The cameras will initially be used in residents' parking zones, and will automatically scan a number plate to determine whether the vehicle belongs to a resident with a permit or voucher.

The technology is thought to be a New Zealand first.

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