The City of Windsor is planning to update its hand-held parking ticket writing units. The current units were purchased in 2003 and had to be sent back 27 times last year for repairs.
With the upgrade comes new technology aimed at saving the City some money. Each new unit includes the addition of a camera to take pictures as evidence for dispensation of tickets for those who want to fight their tickets they have received. These pictures are date stamped and display the ticket number to which they are attached.
The city expects this will result in less cancelled or reduced tickets, as it will be harder to dispute a ticket with this new evidence.
Since 2008 the city averages $450,000 in lost parking enforcement revenue due to cancelled and/or reduced tickets.