The Winnipeg Parking Authority will no longer be chalking a line on the tires of those who park too long in a timed zone. A new patrol vehicle will soon be put into service that scans licence plate numbers and records them into a memory bank. The vehicle will then return later to see if you’ve overstayed your parking limit or not. If you have, be prepared to shell out some cash.
The new technology is a camera affixed to the top of the WPA’s fleet vehicles. Only one vehicle has it now, but the plan is to outfit more with the new technology later on at a cost of $45,000 in total.
It will be particularly enforced in two-hour parking zones, places around schools and hospitals, and some suburban areas.
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