App Eyed for Busting Illegal Use of Disabled Parking

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011  |  Updated 9:08 AM CDT
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App Eyed to Bust Illegal Parking

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Lying about disabilities?! Tsk, tsk.

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Austin officials are considering using a smartphone application that could allow the public to record and report vehicles parked illegally in spots reserved for the disabled.

The Austin American-Statesman reports the City Council will consider a resolution on Thursday to link up such an app to city offices.

Users could use their phones to snap a photo of the illegal parker and send it to the city. Then, officers would be dispatched to ticket the offenders.

The newspaper reports one company that has developed such a smartphone application is the Austin-based nonprofit Parking Mobility.

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