Driving around in circles, hoping that a space will open up. If you’ve ever driven around Brussels, you probably know how difficult it is to find a parking spot. How many of these parked cars are actually paying for those spots?
Starting Monday, 22nd October, a “scanning car” will roam around the streets of Brussels to check parking tickets. Within a few weeks a second car will follow.
The aim is that this vehicle will control between 1,500 to 1,600 cars per hour. As of right now, 1/4 of drivers are in violation, however, this number is expected to increase as the ‘scanning car’ will allow for more patrols around the parking spaces.
The initial test went well and the camera system is highly effective, providing quality images and high recognition rates.