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These new parking sensors in the Cape Town CBD will tell traffic police to come and give you a ticket [pic]
Posted by on Mar 5th, 2012

If the City Of Cape Town and it’s parking operator, SPS,  have their way then parking in a disabled bay, loading bay or staying in a regular bay too long will alert traffic police and officers will be sent to your car to give you a ticket via a new electronic sensor embedded into the tarmac.

600 sensors have already been installed with 2000 more waiting to be rolled out.

Have you seen these on Long Street?

That’s the sensor and a successful trial period, since November 201, has resulted in the City Of Cape Town  granting Street Parking Soultions (SPS) permission to expand its parking sensor base to 1000 permanent sensor installations within the CBD area.

“If a driver parks in a one-hour bay for more than that hour, the sensor will pick it up. A grace period, possibly 10 minutes, may be programmed into the device, after which the sensor will send a message to hand-held devices carried by traffic police on patrol in the precinct.

The device will display the street name and bay number.

The officer will be able to use to the device to photograph the vehicle and print out a ticket based on the electronic data which proves that the vehicle has overstayed the prescribed time.” [iol]

Ya..that means no more twats parking in a loading zone to ‘quickly’ run into a shop to get something. It would also mean the end of parking in a bay and then waiting till after the parking attendant goes home at 5 before going to your car so you dodge paying as well as waiting for the attendant to help someone else down the road before quickly jumping in your car and driving away.

And don’t pretend like you don’t do that…I’ve seen you you sneaky bastard.

Nigel says:
March 03, 2012 at 10:12 am

My question regarding this is, would it be deactivated in the evening, when revellers are out to party over the weekend? Would be a bit of a cock-up if you out partying, just to arrive to find you got a ticket..

Seagram says:
March 03, 2012 at 10:12 am

This is going to be a pain for people who get caught up in meetings that run over time. Or whatever situation they might be in that caused unexpected delays in going back to your car. I think its a load of crock really. We pay enough taxes, road taxes, car licence fees, etc etc etc. Can’t we just get a bit of free parking in the CBD? Is that too much to ask for?

Pierrie says:
March 03, 2012 at 10:12 am

Would just like to know what is the rates for parking, per hour or half however and 15 minutes, it looks like these orange guys just ask what they want, and we need to pay, where would I found this information.


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