There has been a lot of debate concerning the CCTV smart car fleet that drives around Medway taking pictures of parked cars and getting images of law breakers and prosecuting them after the event.
The merits of the car fleet are impressive, they are cheaper than traffic wardens and much more mobile, able to cover vast areas faster and even use the telescopic periscope to take pictures from behind hedges and walls etc.
Now policy also dictates that the vehicle should be watched for two minutes before details are taken and passed on, however this is open to interpretation and there have been instances where this has been contested.
( http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Caring-grandson-fined-illegally-parked-CCTV-car/story-11989505-detail/story.html )
Unlike a traffic warden, the anonymous Car can not be reasoned with!
There are two major issues with this vehicle though.