Parking Tickets Soar Five-Fold as CCTV Cars Sting Motorists

See what I mean?

https://freeasthysweetmountainair.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/are-we-exposed-to-more-danger-in-douglas-than-in-amsterdam/

CCTV is an intrusion and a way of milking our wallets. I know for a fact that the Douglas quayside CCTV has been used to spy on unsuspecting motorists, unaware that different coloured paving stones are used to designate parking areas. Within minutes a fluorescent jacket appears. I am also aware that at least one quayside business complained to the Corpy because customers were being hounded and it was affecting their business.

This is why CCTV is the biggest con and money waster – but nice little earner for who? – that there is. Who recommends the ugly street surveillance? Do they have shares in those ugly CCTV cameras cunningly disguised as Orwellian street lamps? We need much, much more information and transparency.

Don’t fall for the security argument. Island taxpayers do not need to subsidise the protection of Douglas Rose Gardens. How much do these things cost? Obviously too much for Douglas Corpy to be able to afford. Who is making a killing out of them?

Further report on mobile snooping devices here. NB Douglas Corporation No, they are not better still. We have a low crime rate and high detection rate – remember?:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/8703612/Parking-tickets-soar-five-fold-as-CCTV-cars-sting-motorists.html

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2 comments on “Parking Tickets Soar Five-Fold as CCTV Cars Sting Motorists

  1. HAHA!!! Get your facts straight!!

    The parking on the Quayside is enforced by the DOT and not the Council. The Council control the CCTV and due to the Data Protection Act 1998, I can’t see the DOT having access to the CCTV for the Quayside to monitor parking offences.

    Also, the original article (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/8703612/Parking-tickets-soar-five-fold-as-CCTV-cars-sting-motorists.html) refers to the Traffic Management Act, “The use of tickets-by-post from CCTV camera cars was permitted by the Traffic Management Act, which came into force in March 2008”.

    That does not apply in the IOM (http://www.gov.im/infocentre/acts/searchacts.aspx?searchstring=Traffic+Management+Act&searchtype=2&page=1) since we don’t have the Traffic Management Act.

    Are the drivers just unlucky for breaking the law and getting caught or just stupid for breaking the law in the first place?

    • Thank you for the information. Frankly – how odd! However, you are working on assumptions “I can’t see the DOT having access to the CCTV for the Quayside to monitor parking offences. ” I can tell you that I parked parallel to other cars and a fluorescent jacket wearer approached me and told me he had been radioed to book me. I had been there approximately three minutes. The man then proceeded to point out the differences in paving colours – and conceded at the same time that it was not clear. How can you enforce parking restrictions without clearly designated parking areas?

      When I complained to an employee of a quayside business I was told that it was no wonder it happened so quickly because it is operated by cameras. They had complained to the council because customers were being hounded and it was affecting their business. Not so HA HA. Surely, this sort of thing should be properly debated and the protection of businesses should be a priority for the council. Or could it be that the council has no power?

      Had you read the post thoroughly you would notice that I differentiated between the mobile CCTV and fixed cameras. The issue remains the same.

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