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Vancouver to crack down on illegal residential parking 0

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

(24 HOURS FILE PHOTO)

(24 HOURS FILE PHOTO)

Vancouver parking enforcement is poised to crack down on those illegally stopped in residential-only zones with new licence plate reader technology, provided it receives $200,000 from city council.

City director of streets Taryn Scollard said Monday the plan is to test the technology next year.

Currently, she said, a large portion of parking complaints come from residential areas where a permit is required to park. Officers checking for violators must stop at each vehicle to see if a permit sticker is displayed.

The new technology — mounted atop two enforcement cars — would allow officers to drive along a street and a computer would detect and flag unpermitted vehicles.

 

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