Keep­ing track of park­ing

SEN­SORS ALERT RANGERS TO IN­FRINGE­MENTS

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Front Page - Aaron Cor­lett

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.

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