If you have a Smartphone, you can become a freelance parking inspector and get paid every time you spot an illegally parked car!
Customers of a private car park company are being paid £10 to take a photo of every illegally parked car on private land.
The organisation UK Car Park Management (CPM), which run car parks for companies such as McDonalds and Tesco, have produced an app that automatically generates parking tickets of up to £100.
Users have been instructed to download the app and upload pictures of vehicles with number plates parked on private property.
The app is designed for small businesses that are unable to afford to police their own car parks and want to ensure that motorists who attempt to park for free don’t get away with it.
Once the i-Ticket app has been downloaded and an account created, CPM will send them warning signs to post around their parking spaces. Any motorist that chooses to ignore the signs will have a picture taken of their vehicle and registration number and uploaded to the site.
CPM will then use information provided by the DVLA to send a £60 parking ticket to the owner, if it is not paid by the due date the fine will increase to £100. The photographer receives £10 for every paid ticket.
The company states that the service is completely confidential, in other words, the person doing the reporting has no need to fear repercussions from the illegally parked drivers that they report. However, there are concerns that motorists are receiving hefty fines for minor traffic infractions.
Parking enforcement has taken full advantage of technology in recent years, through the use of devices such as automatic licence plate readers, and it appears from this latest venture that they will continue to do so.