Seattle Parking Monitoring
Seattle’s King5 TV reports on “Parking enforcement’s powerful new weapon:”
An unassuming white sedan is the Seattle Police Department’s new weapon against parking violators. Just by driving down the street, George Murray, supervisor of SPD’s parking enforcement unit, can make a record of every parked car he passes.
“What we’re doing here is we’re actually reading the plates with the reader and electronically chalking them,” Murray said.
It’s electronic chalking because you won’t see any evidence parking enforcement has marked your car and started the clock ticking.
As the e-chalker passes by, its roof-mounted cameras send a picture of your vehicle and plate directly to an on-board computer. All Murray has to do is cruise the same street two hours later to know who’s been there too long.
Me, I wonder how long they keep the data.