Keeping track of parking
SENSORS ALERT RANGERS TO INFRINGEMENTS
THERE are about 300 infrared parking sensors in bays around the City of South Perth, with the possibility of more to come.
IF you have been nabbed with a parking ticket, sensors might have been the reason why.
There are about 300 infrared parking sensors in parking bays around the City of South Perth, with the possibility of more to come.
Mayor Sue Doherty said the City initially conducted a trial installation of the parking sensors in Mends Street and Hobbs Avenue in May 2015.
“As a result of the trial, the City decided to implement further parking sensors and take a staged approached in the implementation of these sensors,” she said.
“Further sensors were installed in August 2016 and in May 2017.
“These parking sensors have allowed the City to monitor the movement of vehicles within the bays, to efficiently monitor and enforce the current parking restrictions.”
Sensors were installed in August 2016 on Charles, Hardy, Lyall and Bowman streets, with more sensors installed in May 2017 on Angelo, Anstey, Preston, Ray, Darley and Parker streets.
Ms Doherty said the City had approved the installation of more sensors in the 2017-2018 financial year but the locations were not finalised.
“The sensors do make enforcement of parking more efficient by removing the need for rangers to constantly mark tyres to identify parking overstays,” she said.
“Administration costs are reduced as a result of increased compliant parking.
“The sensors form an integral part of the integrated system as they provide real-time overstay information.”
A parking sensor.