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Meter Maids Get New Tool

A new technology in use in Sacramento, CA snaps pics of cars' tires and compares them on the next sweep, increasing the number of time violators caught.

The City of Seattle has ordered two sedans tricked out with the special equipment, to the tune of $160,000.

"When Sacramento, Calif., started using the technology in 2004, the number of overtime-parking citations more than quadrupled in a single year."

"We're not out to get you," said William Edwards, director of the city's parking enforcement. "We'd rather people comply than write tickets."

Full Story: Police cruise for meter cheaters using new camera technology

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