Most of us have heard about or seen the new ANPR camera the traffic police now use in the ACT. Now the manufacturers are using it in Westfield and service stations. With vehicles checked at servo entrance, the operator is alerted to fail-to-pays/drive-off offenders [thru a national database] with such history before they get the hose off the hook. Westfield photographs every vehicle coming in and reconciles any ticket issued to proper car, records time in carpark, that car’s regular use etc, and allows for a reduced grace period (more $ for Westfield). Kind of like black strip on credit card – details wide open for collecting/selling. This could also put a stop to public servants parking in the shade all day!
- Food & Wine