App May Help Nab Handicap Parking Violators
A smartphone app may soon be all that’s needed to crack down on illegal parking in handicap spots.
Officials in Austin, Texas are set to vote this week on a resolution that would allow residents to use an app to report handicap parking violators directly to law enforcement.
Under the plan, app users would take a photo of the offending vehicle and submit it to city officials who could send an officer to issue a ticket.
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“The only way we’re going to be able to address the problem is if we enlist help from ordinary citizens,” Austin City Councilman Chris Riley told the Austin American-Statesman. To read more click here.
Austin is not the first city to consider such an approach. Tulsa, Okla., Dallas and Denver have weighed or implemented similar plans to ensure that handicap spots are available for people with disabilities.