Street Sweepers Take Pictures, Give Tickets

Somewhere there is a think-tank devoted solely to the creation of new and innovative ways to give you tickets. Red light cameras are commonplace, and we've written before about parking meters that take your picture to aid in ticketing. More recently we showed you the emergence of sound cameras to ticket you for your loud stereo. Now Mayor Rick Gray of Lancaster, PA is proposing to add the ability for street sweepers to photograph license plates of vehicles that are parked on the wrong side of the street during sweeping days. The street cleaners would snap a picture, pass the images to a third-party contractor who would get a part of the cut of your fine.

Street Sweepers To Ticket [The Newspaper]