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The new parking vouchers now with a grey strip

By johnboy - 7 August 2008 45

Last week we noted that a crack-down was to begin on people making their own parking tickets.

The vengeful arm of parking law was to be armed with a holographic strip. This was intended to put fake ticket manufacturing beyond the capacity of the average bubblejet printer.

Below are two pictures of the new tickets under different lighting conditions. I have to say when I first got it I thought it was just a grey strip.

But will the fraudsters chance their arm on the lighting conditions?

What’s Your opinion?


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45 Responses to
The new parking vouchers now with a grey strip
peterh 12:59 pm 07 Aug 08

PBO said :

Deano said :

PBO said :

There has been a way to beat this for a few years and this new strip has actually made it easier from inspection of one of these tickets. I wont say how it is done but it should be blatently obvious.

Would it involve a pair of scissors and some glue?

OMG, the secret is out!

and just wait – someone will blow it up into an a4 sheet and advise that the parkies are D*ckheads, if they couldn’t see the ticket on the dash….

Pesty 12:58 pm 07 Aug 08

doh! Why didn’t i think of doing this before they made it so hard. now my life is ruined!

PBO 12:19 pm 07 Aug 08

Deano said :

PBO said :

There has been a way to beat this for a few years and this new strip has actually made it easier from inspection of one of these tickets. I wont say how it is done but it should be blatently obvious.

Would it involve a pair of scissors and some glue?

OMG, the secret is out!

Tooks 12:09 pm 07 Aug 08

Who could be bothered forging tickets, really?

I’d say the penalty for that kind of fraud would be pretty hefty.

johnboy 12:09 pm 07 Aug 08

Nothing so elaborate.

Small type and in the background: tma tma tma (etc)

Larger type and in the foreground: securaticket securaticket (etc)

Letter of the day would at least stop them bringing them in from home.

jakez 12:05 pm 07 Aug 08

The strips appear to have some sort of seemingly random lettering on them however. I can’t see the magpies checking in such detail though.

Parking fraud, what’s the penalty?

Roma 12:02 pm 07 Aug 08

^^^ LOL agreed. I wouldnt never have thought of creating fake parking tickets before today. The silver strip does nothing. People who are committed to avoiding paying for parking will simply cut the silver strip off a ticket and stick it onto their fake one. easy.

blood_nut 11:59 am 07 Aug 08

this is a perfect example of the media encouraging me to do something i would not have otherwise considered.

thanks RA.

Deano 11:47 am 07 Aug 08

johnboy said :

I did wonder if a checksum could be put in there, but that would be a lot of work for the brown bombers.

A much simpler, cheaper and more effective solution would be just to print a random letter of the day on all tickets each day. This makes it much harder to preprint batches of tickets in advance because you would have to purchase a ticket to see what the random letter is for that day.

Deano 11:41 am 07 Aug 08

PBO said :

There has been a way to beat this for a few years and this new strip has actually made it easier from inspection of one of these tickets. I wont say how it is done but it should be blatently obvious.

Would it involve a pair of scissors and some glue?

jakez 11:38 am 07 Aug 08

LG said :

put the ticket on your dashboard in such a way that the strip is hidden?

Would that invite the issuing of infringement notices? Afterall they would say, you can always appeal, provide the non fraudulent ticket, and be on your merry way.

LG 11:32 am 07 Aug 08

put the ticket on your dashboard in such a way that the strip is hidden?

johnboy 11:32 am 07 Aug 08

I did wonder if a checksum could be put in there, but that would be a lot of work for the brown bombers.

PBO 11:20 am 07 Aug 08

There has been a way to beat this for a few years and this new strip has actually made it easier from inspection of one of these tickets. I wont say how it is done but it should be blatently obvious.

jakez 11:17 am 07 Aug 08

My fiancee and I received one of these tickets for the first time yesterday. Very sparkly very pretty, but how hard is it to duplicate? Not being in the holographic strip business I have no idea, however I wouldn’t be shocked if this isn’t the magic bullet against parking fraud.

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