New “scan cars” to enforce Brussels’ parking laws

The City of Brussels is using brand new technology to ensure compliance with its parking policy. In particular, two electric “scan cars” will now roam the streets of Brussels in order to enforce the city’s parking laws.

Scan cars have been proving their effectiveness in Schaerbeek over the last few months. Encouraged by this success, the City of Brussels now also wants to use this new technology.



Twice as many checks

The new scan cars permit twice as many daily car checks to be made as those traditionally made by parking enforcement officers. Thus, in the coming weeks, a larger number of offenders will be compelled to comply with the city’s parking rules, which in turn will hopefully make it easier for everyone to find a parking space in Belgium’s capital.

Letters now sent directly to offenders

Another novelty is the replacement of parking tickets placed on cars’ windscreens by a letter that is sent directly to the offender. This eliminates the risk of disappearance or loss of the parking ticket. Anyone who decides not to pay for his or her parking space will also be notified with a letter reminding them of the city’s parking policy (which can be found here.)