Parking coupons are sold at petrol stations.quidsin wrote:It's my friends car and she has given it to me for a few weeks but never explained this screwed up system to me - sorry, I'm sticking by my guns guys...
-coin(s) in machine
-place ticket on dashboard
-don't need to find a shop
how can a piece of paper purchased in a shop be any more efficient? don't tell me that no one has ever parked in a space and then realised that they are out of tickets.
Especially if they park there and think "it'll only be 5 minutes - she'll be right" and then comes back to find a $30 parking ticket instead of running to the nearest petrol kiosk, parking there for the 5 minutes it would take to run in and buy a booklet or two of parking tickets.maneo wrote: Of course, life can be unforgiving for the clueless.
But I have never seen it in roadside parking bays. Hong Kong has meters where you pay by taping your cash card on the pole,Saint wrote:I was just pointing out that the technology that QRM mentioned is already use in multi storey carparks.
Having machines that collect $$ at the various carparks means having a huge cash collection organisation, which will require daily rounds to retrieve the cash, and top up the change. Not to mention huge maintenance agreements to service all these machines. Also, given the local weather, such machines tend to require higher maintenance, and downtime means lost revenue.Strong Eagle wrote: ... why not dump some money in a machine, get your ticket and be done with it?
agreed. plus this coupon system could be (i may be wrong here) a remnant from a long way back. this is my take though...yoongf wrote:...a cash cow is born.
i heard there've been a spate of faulty/non-deduction of value from the ERP cards... (and a corollary, fines and complaints)bruinbear wrote:ERP parking gantries? Automation. Confirmed get the correct payment.
I remember them! I also remember when buses had a ticket puncher and transfers with punched holes in 'em. They didn't have Aircon either! That was also pre CTE as well.durain wrote:during the good old days of none hi-tech singapore, the 'Restricted Zone' is enforced by a person standing there jotting down number plate for cars that hasnt got 4 or more people in a car. i kid you not!
but the parking coupon has been none hi-tech every since.
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