Westminster Council parking fee by phone system

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Julian Bond, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Julian Bond

    Julian Bond Guest

    I've been wondering about exactly how the traffic wardens handheld
    devices actually work. Anyone got an idea? How would you go about
    obtaining one short of getting a job with Verrus (the IT contractor) or
    as a Traffic Warden?

    The story is that they are updated with a database of registration
    numbers every minute or so. The Warden can then check a reg against a
    local list. If it's not on the list, it must be parked illegally.

    Do you think they connect via Wifi, or via 3G? I wonder what potential
    there is for subverting it.

    I'm seeing more and more bikes in Central London with European plates.
    ISTR the councils can't do anything about these. In which case maybe the
    new strategy will be to swap plates when parking instead of trying to
    cover your plate.
    Julian Bond, Oct 20, 2008
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    Julian Bond Guest

    £150 pa When that still doesn't guarantee you a space. Err. No thanks.
    Julian Bond, Oct 20, 2008
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    platypus Guest

    Probably GPRS - much better coverage, and you don't need 3G speeds anyway,
    for that sort of application. I suppose you could mount a jammer on your
    bike, but you'd probably get seriously prosecuted for that.
    platypus, Oct 20, 2008
  4. Don't be a ****.
    Whinging Courier, Oct 20, 2008
  5. Psst! Wanna buy a bike?
    Paul Carmichael, Oct 20, 2008
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    Hog Guest

    DVLI are working to close this little loophole for EU registered
    vehicles. Perhaps an Iranian plate would be a nice idea.
    Hog, Oct 20, 2008
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    dog Guest

    isle of man would probably be more easily obtainable and cause less
    curtain twitching.
    dog, Oct 20, 2008
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    ginge Guest

    Icelandic, we may as well blame them for *everything*.
    ginge, Oct 20, 2008
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    Hog Guest

    IoM harmonised its licensing with the UK some time ago. Sadly.
    Hog, Oct 20, 2008
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    sweller Guest

    I've got a couple of old GDR ones.
    sweller, Oct 20, 2008
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    Cane Guest

    heh, sounds like 90% of my customers.
    Cane, Oct 21, 2008
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